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The Holistic Child Major
The Holistic Child program at Mercer University offers an academic perspective to the candidate that values the individual and authentic worth of the young child through the inclusive lens of the regular classroom. Following an integrated, technologically immersed curriculum, the candidate will experience varied field and life experiences within the culture of diverse school and community populations. Having completed this four-year program of study, the Holistic Child candidate will become a reflective practitioner, advocating the needs and rights of the young child, while collaborating and establishing partnerships with parents, schools, and communities.
Program Objectives - Outcomes
Upon completion of the Holistic Child Program, the candidate will:
Content and Process: To Know
1. Understand the young child from a holistic perspective with an emphasis upon the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains – as well as the child's environment. (Understanding)
2. Acquire a knowledge base about various curriculum models and best practices. (Understanding)
3. Appreciate the importance of community in working with all children and their diversity, including ethnic, language, cultural, socio-economic, disabilities, and gender. (Diversity)
Application: To Do
1. Construct and implement an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum for all areas of a child's development, including cognitive, emotional, social, and physical. (Practicing and Engagement)
2. Demonstrate competency in developing and implementing a wide variety of diagnostic and assessment techniques and strategies. (Practicing)
3. Integrate technological advances as a routine part of the curriculum. (Engagement)
Attitude: To Be
1. Know self as an individual and recognize one's point of growth along the continuum of teaching as an emerging, developing, and transforming practitioner. (Reflecting)
2. Advocate for young children and their families. (Collaboration)
3. Collaborate with other professionals, families, and the broader community in planning and implementing instructional programs. (Collaboration)
The Holistic Child
B.S.Ed. Degree
120 Semester Hours
General Studies
Minimum 34 hours
Professional and Pedagogical Studies
42 hours
EDUC 101. The Holistic Child I
EDUC 102. The Holistic Child II
EDUC 201. The Learning and Developing Child I
EDUC 202. The Learning and Developing Child II
EDUC 311. The Learning Environment I
EDUC 313. The Learning Environment II
EDUC 102B. Field Component 1B
EDUC 201A. Field Component IIA
EDUC 202B. Field Component IIB
EDUC 311A. Field Component IIIA
EDUC 313B. Field Component IIIB
EDUC 480. Field Component IVA
EDUC 496. Field Component IVB
Content Studies
33 hours
EDUC 315. Curriculum Planning (6 hours)
EDUC 316. Collaboration
EDUC 317. Social and Cultural Studies
EDUC 319. Methods for Science
EDUC 320. Methods for Mathematics
EDUC 332. Teaching Reading
EDUC 333. Curriculum-based Assessment
EDUC 334. Literature and Language Arts
EDUC 402. Reading Problems — Diagnosis/Remediation
EDUC 403. The Home, School, and Community Connection
EDUC 404. The Holistic Capstone: A Fine Arts Approach
11 hours
0 hours
120 semester hours
The Holistic Child
Schedule of Courses
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
1st Year
EDUC 101
EDUC 102
2nd Year
EDUC 201
EDUC 202
3rd Year
EDUC 311
EDUC 313
EDUC 315
EDUC 320
EDUC 316
EDUC 319
EDUC 334
EDUC 332
EDUC 317
4th Year
EDUC 333
EDUC 496
EDUC 402
EDUC 403
EDUC 404
EDUC 480