Annapurna Ganesh, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Early Childhood Education

Program Director :

Education Studies

Office: TC 50 - Room: 122

480-461-7305

480-844-3180 (fax)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:30 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
    By appointment

 

 

Classes Taught

Fall 2019

CFS176 Child Development 3 Credits
Study of the science of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes observation skills, parent and adult roles in the lives of children, and contemporary issues. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24593
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Honors Program Only
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

24595
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EDU291 Children's Literature 3 Credits
Review of folk and modern literature from a variety of world cultures, including application of literary criteria to folk and modern literature for children. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24602
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EED245 Early Learning: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development 3 Credits
Overview of language acquisition and development, emergent literacy, early literacy development, and appropriate early experiences with books, reading, and writing for typical and atypical children birth to age eight. Emphasis placed on reading and writing readiness, methods to enhance literacy development, and strategies for selecting and using children's books. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24620
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
Mo
4:25 PM - 7:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Fall Flex Start 2019

ECH298AA Special Projects 1 Credits
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
39996
Dobson Campus
INST OFF
Lab
09/03/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Ended

Notes: Class 39996 Please contact course instructor for a permission code.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Spring 2020

CFS176 Child Development 3 Credits
Study of the science of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes observation skills, parent and adult roles in the lives of children, and contemporary issues. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25429
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

11 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EDU291 Children's Literature 3 Credits
Review of folk and modern literature from a variety of world cultures, including application of literary criteria to folk and modern literature for children. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25422
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

8 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Spring Flex Start 2020

CFS176 Child Development 3 Credits
Study of the science of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes observation skills, parent and adult roles in the lives of children, and contemporary issues. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25439
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/27/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Open

13 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EED220 Child, Family, Community and Culture 3 Credits
Examines family, community and cultural influences on development of the young child (birth to age eight). Considers trends and threats to attachment, relationships and cultural identity.Includes social and emotional experiences and their impact on the developing brain. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25444
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/29/2020 - 05/08/2020
We
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Open

6 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class 25444 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EED280 Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth to Age 8 3 Credits
Standards, observation, and assessment of typical and atypical behaviors, overview of standards, observation and assessment methodologies for typical and atypical young children (birth to age eight). Includes ethics, referral and reporting procedures, and collaboration with families and other professionals.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CFS/ECH176, or CFS235, or EED205.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25448
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/27/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

15 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 25448 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

Degrees

Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Education (Aug 2004)
College of Education, Arizona State University
Dissertation: Bubbling In: Standardized testing in second grade

M.Ed Elementary Education, specialization in Early Childhood Education (Dec 1997)
College of Education, Arizona State University
Thesis: Multicultural Education - The needs of children from diverse cultural backgrounds

B.A. Psychology, Economics & Sociology (May 1991)
Bangalore University, India

Awards

2010 Professor of the Year Mesa Chamber of Commerce
2009 Nominee: Employee Recognition Award Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
February 2009 Employee of the Month Mesa Community College
2005 - 2006 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award College of Education, University of Houston
2005 - 2006 Faculty Development Initiative Program (FDIP) A Award Office of Academic Affairs, University of Houston
2004 Nominee: Student Centered Award Office of Student Affairs, Arizona State University
1997 Nominee & Runner Up: Outstanding Student Teacher College of Education, Arizona State University

Certificates

English as a Second Language Endorsement
Assessment & Supervision of Instruction Certification
Certified "Collaborative Literacy Intervention Project" (CLIP) Specialist
Arizona Standard Elementary Teaching Certification
Arizona Substitute Certification

 

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