Course Content and Outcome Guide for ECE 197
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- ECE 197
- Course Title:
- Career Exploration in EEFS
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Course DescriptionEarly Education and Family Studies is a broad field encompassing many forms of services for children and families. This course is designed for students who are considering a career in the field. In conjunction with service learning placements in the Portland area, students will explore the boundaries of the field, career options and requirements, and opportunities for life-long learning and advancement.
Addendum to Course DescriptionThis course is a 1-credit elective class. The 1-credit elective classes are designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 – 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Identify career options within the field of early education and family studies.
- Examine the professional demands and education and experiential requirements for the various career options.
- Evaluate and compare career options based on the experiences of classmates in service learning placements and on personal characteristics and professional attributes.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
- Complete written observations and assignments
- Complete a reflective journal.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Early education and family studies as a profession.
- Identification of work and careers in early education and family studies. Opportunities in the Portland vicinity and in the state of Oregon.
- Overview of the history and trends in early education and family studies and the career development system in Oregon.
- Linking personal characteristics and professional attributes to career options in the field.