Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University is offering several early childhood education courses this summer. They are designed for educators working with preschool, kindergarten and early elementary children, including required ZA Endorsement courses.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Two courses – child development and learning, and designing learning environments for young children – will be taught by Gretchen Butera, a professor of special education from Indiana University. These courses will be offered during the second summer session of classes, June 30 through July 17.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Butera has more than 15 years of experience as a teacher working in three states. She has also conducted research and training for many years in Head Start, working with the National Head Start Association in the National Head Start Training Academy as well as numerous Head Start programs in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Butera is the recipient of several awards for her teaching, research and service.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Other early childhood courses offered this summer are: early childhood internship and seminar; using childrenÂ’s literature to promote pro-social skills – grades P-3; early childhood mathematics through childrenÂ’s literature; and early childhood science through childrenÂ’s literature.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/summer or call Continuing Education and Sponsored Programs at 906-227-2103.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman