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

Spring 2023

ECH128 Early Learning: Play and the Arts 3 Credits
Examines theory, research and practices relating to play and the creative arts in early childhood. Considers practical constraints and alternative perspectives. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34968
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/19/2023 - 03/09/2023
Th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Closed

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).

Class 34968 intended for EVIT Cohort students. Students may contact instructor at annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu

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
29921
Dobson Campus
Instructor Office
Independent Study
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Class Started

Notes: Course taken along with either EED 260 or EED 261 internship courses. Contact Department at 480-461-7904.

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
28582
Dobson Campus
Instructor Office
Field Based
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Class Started

Notes: Class 28582 Contact Program Director at 480-461-7305 for internship placement. Prerequisite courses for 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).

Contact department office at 480-461-7904 for permission code

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
28583
Dobson Campus
Instructor Office
Field Based
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Class Started

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

Class 28583 Contact department office at 480-461-7904 for permission code. Prerequisite courses for department permission are CFS 176/EED 205, EED 200, and EED 212.

Spring Flex Start 2023

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
28591
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

2 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on 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).

Class 28591 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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