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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
 
 
Requirements
 
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
 
 
 
Electives
11 hours
Portfolio
0 hours
TOTAL
120 semester hours
 
The Holistic Child
Schedule of Courses
 
 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
 
 
1st Year
 
EDUC 101
EDUC 102
 
EDUC 102B
 
 
2nd Year
 
EDUC 201
EDUC 202
EDUC 201A
EDUC 202B
 
 
3rd Year
 
EDUC 311
EDUC 313
EDUC 315
EDUC 320
EDUC 316
EDUC 319
EDUC 334
EDUC 332
EDUC 311A
EDUC 317
 
EDUC 313B
 
 
4th Year
 
EDUC 333
EDUC 496
EDUC 402
 
EDUC 403
 
EDUC 404
 
EDUC 480