Professional Development

Higher Education Learning Modules

These learning modules are highlights of higher education courses from the EarlyEdU Alliance®. EarlyEdU follows an innovative competency- and practice-based framework. Although this approach is similar to the 15-minute In-service Suites, these learning modules go a bit deeper than the In-service Suites. They combine theory and the latest early childhood education research with students' field-based learning.

Trainers and instructors can use these modules for professional development or higher education classes. When using the modules for professional development, trainers may also want to partner with their institutions of higher education to offer continuing education units (CEUs) for completion. Participants will learn about child development and effective teaching practices. They will also watch relevant videos of classroom teachers interacting with children, discuss and try out the practices, and reflect on their own experiences.

The modules range in length from 1½ to 3 hours. Each includes a media-rich PowerPoint presentation, presenter notes, learning activities, and a resource list. Participants film and reflect on their own practices with video assignments.

Led by the University of Washington, the EarlyEdU Alliance works to increase access to affordable, relevant courses leading to college degrees that prepare early childhood teachers for success in the classroom. For more information, visit the EarlyEdU Alliance website or view the EarlyEdU Alliance webinar.