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MA Early Childhood Education
Course Description

EDUC 214
Family Systems and Cultural Diversity: Connections with Schools, Communities, and Hospital Setting

This course examines the significance of cultural values, traditions, and practices in child-rearing, health, and education for children. Understanding the needs of children in a multicultural society requires knowledge of child development including expertise on a wide range of biomedical factors affecting the child in the hospital, at school, and in various community settings. Equally important is the knowledge of and sensitivity to family culture and the ability to communicate with children and parents from diverse cultures.

Course Credit:


Meets the state requirements for early childhood special education certification.Meets the child life requirement for Family Systems learning as set forth by the Association of Child Life Professionals.
Open to graduate students only.


Last Updated: 9/21/17