Oct 01, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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ECE 402 Family Collaboration and Community Relationships

4 Credits

When families, communities, and schools work together to support student learning, the results are powerful! Effective collaboration among these groups can yield results that mutually support each segment of the education community, especially the students. In this course, students learn about the complex characteristics of family units and communities. They then utilize that knowledge to create and sustain respectful, reciprocal relationships which support, empower, and involve families at all levels of their children’s development and learning. Students also develop and master strategies to increase family and community involvement in their schools. These strategies ultimately evolve into a partnership plan and/or a lesson or unit in which parents and community resources are fully integrated.

NOTE: All students pursuing Early Elementary (PK–4) and Special Education (PK–8) Certification are required to successfully complete ECE 101, Teaching as a Profession: PK–4, before taking any other required course in the major. Students pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification in either Biology/General Science, English, or Social Studies are required to successfully complete EDU 101, Teaching as a Profession, before taking any other required course in the major. Proof of a current FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance is required and must be submitted to the Dean of Education and Human Service’s office in order to begin any ECE, EDU, or SPEC course. No student may begin these classes without all current clearances.

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