Prereq., Admission to the Teacher Education Program in early childhood: P-3. This on-line course examines the development, components, and influences of social competence in the early childhood years (birth – 8). Positive guidance techniques that enhance children‘s self-esteem and pro-social skills will be taught. Students will examine developmental theories, current literature, researched-based teaching strategies and assessment tools. Students must plan for a minimum of 45 hours in an early childhood setting to meet requirements for the application of course content. Co-convened with EDEC 530.