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Course Catalog

Culturally Sustaining Teaching

This course examines theories of growth, development and learning as they relate to behavioral management, conflict resolution and positive behavior support for early learners – from birth through age 8. Pre-service teachers are able to identify and use systematic, proactive teaching strategies to support positive behavior. Emphasis is placed on designing, using and interpreting behavioral data-collection systems. Emphasis is placed on the importance of collaboration with students, colleagues, families and community members to ensure behavioral practices and methods are culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, and meet the direct social and academic needs of diverse early learners. Prerequisites: EDUC 125 and EDUC 130.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0