Special Topics in Leadership in Early Childhood Education   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ECE 644 - Special Topics in Leadership in Early Childhood Education

2 Credit(s)

Special Topics courses are two-credit elective seminars that deeply address complex issues related to leadership in Early Childhood Education (see Sample list below). Seminars will incorporate lecture, self- reflection, panel discussions relaying personal experiences, and concrete resource development. Students will complete reflective writing assignments and develop a comprehensive resource file which will include research articles regarding the topic, related government policies, list of community-based resource agencies, and agenda for staff development.

Sample Special Topics:

  • The impact of immigration policies on families
  • Incarceration
  • Substance abuse
  • Family and community violence
  • Effect of media on young children
  • ESL and family integration
  • Impact of deployment on families and children
  • LGBT families in EC Settings
  • Gender expansive children
  • Foster care and adoption