Annapurna Ganesh, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Early Childhood Education

Education Studies

Office: TC 50 - Room: 111

480-461-7305

480-844-3180 (fax)

Office Hours

Fall 2023: 
In Person office hours: (in TC 111) M & Th 11-12:30
Virtual Office Hours: T 11 - 12:30 & Th 4-5

Please email at <annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu> to set up an appointment

General Studies Faculty Representative (GSFR) role Virtual Office Hours: T 1-2:30 & W 11-12:30

 

 

Profile

As the department chair of the Education Studies Department at MCC, I am an advocate for the department programs and support the initiatives offered through our department. 

As a faculty member of the early childhood education program at MCC, I teach early childhood classes. We have an incredible team of adjunct faculty who teach in the program. We currently have two scholarships that fully cover tuition, textbooks and course fees for students in the early childhood program. All early childhood classes at MCC use Open Educational Resources (OER). The Associates of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Early Childhood Education pathway is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

MCC's first bachelor's program in Early Childhood Education- Dual Language will be offered beginning in Fall 2023. 

 

 

Classes Taught

Fall 2023

EED255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession 3 Credits

Portfolio development, completion, and presentation. Self-assessment and educational short-term and long-term planning, professional development, writing and critical learning included.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in completion of twelve (12) credit hours of EED Early Education coursework and permission of Program Coordinator.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
19155
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Field Based
Lecture
08/21/2023 - 12/15/2023

Open

5 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 19155 EED255 should be taken along with either EED 260 or EED 261 internship courses. Contact department at 480-461-7904 to request permission code and for more information.

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

EED260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship 1 Credits

Work experience with infants and toddlers in early care and education settings. Eighty (80) hours of designated work per credit.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
19290
Dobson Campus

SD Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
08/21/2023 - 12/15/2023

Open

6 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 19290 Contact department at 480-461-7904 for internship placement. Prerequisite courses for MCC department permission are CFS176/EED205, EED200, and EED212.

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

EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship 1 Credits

Work experience with preschoolers in early care and education settings. Eighty (80) hours of designated work per credit.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17477
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
08/21/2023 - 12/15/2023

Open

6 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 17477 Contact Department at 480-461-7904 for internship placement. Prerequisite courses for MCC department permission are CFS 176/EED 205, EED 200, and EED 212.

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

Fall Flex Start 2023

EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 Credits

Overview of early childhood education (birth to age eight) in American society, including current issues and responsibilities. Emphasis on issues of professionalism, ethics and program types. Opportunities for students to explore potential career paths. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
19712
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
09/07/2023 - 12/15/2023
Th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

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

Flexible attendance options are available for this course, please contact the course instructor for more information

Class 19712 Students may contact instructor at: annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu

EEP312 Family, Community, and School Collaboration for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3 Credits

Examines multiple influences on the development of the dual language learner (birth to age eight). Considers foundational structure provided by and reinforced by the family. Recognizes multiple messages of value and power communicated through community structures. Includes strategies for relationship building between families, school, and community with a long term goal of encouraging dual language learners.

Prerequisites: C or better in EED200 or permission of Instructor and (formal admission to an undergraduate educator preparation program or declaration of the BA in Early Childhood Education - Dual Language program or permission of Department/Division).

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33760
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
10/16/2023 - 12/15/2023
Mo
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

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

Flexible attendance options are available for this course, please contact the course instructor for more information

Class 33760 Students may contact instructor at annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu. Students may contact department at 480-461-7094 or mcc-ece@mesacc.edu for permission to register.

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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