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Early Learning Minor

This minor provides a focus for students wishing to work with children aged three through eight. Students who receive credit for this minor cannot also receive credit for the early learning specialization with the bachelor of general studies program.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete

PSYC 250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete both of

EDUC 464 - Early Childhood Education (4)

Current trends, issues and research relating to the education of young children. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or PSYC 250 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
D100 Catherine Read
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
EDUC 466 - Early Childhood Education: Curriculum and Instruction (4)

Designed to expand on the theoretical foundations provided in EDUC 464 engaging students in the critical analysis of programming for early learners by surveying a variety of program types and providing both an overview of content areas for further discussion and inquiry specific to curriculum and instruction. Prerequisite: Corequisite: EDUC 464.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

and seven units chosen from the following

EDUC 322 - The Social Lives of School Children (3)

An overview of theory, research and practice concerning social emotional development and social interactions and relationships in the school context. Emphasis on the role of peer relationships in development and the role of the school in supporting positive interactions. Prerequisite: EDUC 220 or PSYC 250.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jessica Hunter
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
EDUC 422 - Learning Disabilities (4)

A study of conceptual and historic foundations of learning disabilities and an introduction to the methodologies of diagnosis and of learning disabilities. Prerequisite: PSYC 250 or corequisite of EDUC 315 or 473. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Section Day/Time Location
OL01 Distance Education
EDUC 465 - Children's Literature (4)

Historical, sociological and literary perspectives on literature for children. Prerequisite: 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Beth Marshall
TBD
D200 Beth Marshall
TBD
EDUC 472 - Designs for Learning: Elementary Language Arts (4)

Focuses on developing knowledge, skills and strategies to create a rich and stimulating language arts program in the elementary classroom. Issues in reading, writing, speaking and listening will be examined through current theory and teaching practice. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Susan Barber
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Koichi Haseyama
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Catherine Read
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D400 Koichi Haseyama
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E200 Catherine Read
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
EDUC 473W - Designs for Learning: Reading (4)

Offers theoretical and practical information about teaching reading in K-12 general education settings. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students with credit for EDUC 473 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Julie Sture
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E200 Sheila Pace
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E300 Julie Sture
We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
EDUC 475 - Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Focuses on teaching elementary school mathematics. Students explore mathematical learning, their own mathematical thinking, and curriculum; and plan mathematical instruction within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students must successfully complete an SFU criminal records check. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rina Zazkis
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Sheena Tan
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Peter Liljedahl
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D400 Peter Liljedahl
We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D600 Stephen Campbell
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D700 Stephen Campbell
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Sandy Bakos
Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E200 Canan Gunes
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
F100 Rebecca Cohen
Mo, We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby