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ECE 294 - Personal Leadership

This course concentrates on developing personal leadership skills in early childhood education.  Students will explore the impact that temperament, personality, mindset, and unmet needs have on our behavior.  Other topics that will be explored are attaining and maintaining healthy relationships, effective communication skills, teacher accountability, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, building and sustaining a positive perspective and goal setting.  Students will also strategically discuss, self-assess, practice, and reflect upon several teaching strategies.  This course requires 32 hours (minimum) of field observation/experience.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  ECE 110 Introduction to Early Childhood

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Apply techniques for creating and maintaining high quality early childcare environments.
  2. Analyze strategies for building healthy relationships with children, families and colleagues.
  3. Define secondary traumatic stress and burn-out, as well as describe common symptoms of each.
  4. Identify self-care as a critical component of educator effectiveness and develop self-care strategies.