This course is designed to provide counselor candidates, teacher candidates, and other related professional candidates preparing to work with infants and young children (birth to age eight), with information about best and evidence-based practices in infant and early childhood mental health screening, assessment (including training in the Diagnostic Classification for infants birth to three DC:0-3R) and intervention, brain development, the effects of toxic stress and trauma on brain development, the role of responsive caregiving as a mitigating factor for adverse conditions, and reflective practice and infant mental health endorsement.
Current research and practices related to issues in the field of infant and early mental health and social and emotional development, such as evidence based practices, adverse childhood experiences and family centered practices will be explored. This hybrid course will combine online learning, readings, application of knowledge to case studies through face-to-face course hours, with related assignments.
Undergraduate version of course = EDSE 308-941 | Syllabus
Graduate version of course = EDSE 508-609 | Syllabus
If any pre-requisites are required, they will be listed above. Prerequisites require an instructor override in advance of your registration in Ursa. Please contact the instructor before registering to provide proof of completion of the prerequisite course. Other UNC staff are not able to assist with prerequisite overrides for registration.
Current UNC students can register for this course.
If you are not seeking a degree at UNC, but have earned a GED or high school diploma, you may take a course for personal interest or to transfer to another college or university. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.
If any prerequisites are required, they will be listed above. Prerequisites require an instructor override in advance of your registration in Ursa. Please contact the instructor before registering to provide proof of completion of the prerequisite course. Other UNC staff are not able to assist with prerequisite overrides for registration.
Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.
Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree and has either applied to our Graduate School and not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a degree. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.
At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.
EDSE 308-941 CRN: 14892
EDSE 508-609 CRN: 14893
Follow the instructions for class registration using the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above.
Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation at your UNC email address. This email will list the drop and withdrawal deadlines. It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.
Instructor email: Noelle Hause
UNC Extended Campus
Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1. Course materials costs (textbooks, CDs, etc.) are assessed and paid separately.
2. You will be billed for the cost of your course tuition.
3. Tuition for this course is listed in the course description on the Extended Campus webpage.
4. To view or pay your bill, please visit the Bursar’s website for specific instructions on accessing your bill. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an ebill system.
EDSE 308-941 Syllabus
EDSE 508-609 Syllabus
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