Annapurna Ganesh, Ph.D.

Faculty Chair - Early Childhood Education

Education Studies

Office: TC 50 - Room: 111

480-461-7305

480-844-3180 (fax)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
   

Online

 
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

Fall 2023: 
In Person open lab: (in TC310) M 4 -5:30pm; T 3 -4:30pm
Virtual Office Hours: Thurs 2 -3:30pm

Please email at <annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu> to set up an appointment or via my calendar <https://calendar.app.google/gcjF7ZJK2gATW9JH7> (my calendar is updated every week). Appointment slots are availabe for 20 mins, if you'd like to schedule a longer duration, feel free to choose multiple consecutive appointment slots. 

General Studies Faculty Representative (GSFR) role Virtual Office Hours: M & W 10-12

 

 

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 2024

CFS284AA Early Childhood Teaching Internship 1 Credits

Work experience in child care centers. 80 hours of designated work per credit.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CFS/ECH176 and permission of Department or Division.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29036
Dobson Campus

TBA

Field Based
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Closed

Notes: Class 29036 is for students in the EVIT cohort.

29037
Dobson Campus

TBA

Field Based
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

Notes: Class 29037 is for students in the EVIT cohort.

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
28072
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Independent Study
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Closed

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

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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
26818
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Closed

Notes: Prerequisite courses for department permission are CFS 176/EED 205, EED 200, and EED 212.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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
26819
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Field Based
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Closed

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 26819 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 2024

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
29060
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
03/19/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
5:45 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.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 29060 Flexible attendance options are available for this course, please contact the course instructor for more information at annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu.

EEP315 Social Studies and Arts Methods for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3 Credits

Overview and practical application of teaching social studies and arts for dual language learners in early childhood settings. Covers teaching strategies, learning environments, and teaching resources. Emphasis on overview of relevant guidelines and standards for children birth through third grade (pre-K-3).

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
31449
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024
Mo
5:45 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Class 31449 Flexible attendance options are available for this course, please contact the course instructor for more information. Students may contact instructor at: annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu.

EEP316 Math and Science Methods for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3 Credits

Overview and practical application of teaching math and science for dual language learners in early childhood settings. Covers teaching strategies, learning environments, and teaching resources. Emphasis on overview of relevant guidelines and standards for children birth through third grade (pre-K-3).

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
31450
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/22/2024 - 03/08/2024
Mo
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Class Ended

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Class 31450 Flexible attendance options are available for this course, please contact the course instructor for more information. Students may contact instructor at: annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

EEP413 Reading Instructional Practices, Interventions, and Assessments - Birth through Adolescence 3 Credits

Overview of instructional practices, interventions, and assessments associated with reading instruction and the systematic teaching of phonics to children from birth through adolescence. Includes historical methods and current research in reading; research-based instructional practices; research based assessments and possible interventions; support provided by Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RTI). Focus on reading disabilities (dyslexia) and laws associated with reading disabilities for children from birth through adolescence.

Prerequisites: C or better in EEP311 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
32509
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 10/11/2024
Mo
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

15 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.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Students may contact department at 480-461-7904 or mcc-ece@mesacc.edu for permission to register.

EEP414 Science of Reading and Systematic Phonics Instruction for Birth through Adolescence 3 Credits

Overview of the science of reading with an emphasis on explicit instructional practices associated with research-based, systematic phonics instruction for children from birth through adolescence. Covers research-based on the science of reading related to the teaching of reading in the pre-K-8 school setting to include understanding reading research; essential components of reading instruction; implementation of effective methods for reading instruction; and alignment of reading instruction to systematic phonics instruction.

Prerequisites: C or better in EEP311 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
32510

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
08/21/2024 - 10/11/2024
We
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Students may contact department at 480-461-7904 or mcc-ece@mesacc.edu for permission to register.

Fall Flex Start 2024

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.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15406
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
10/15/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

20 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.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Class 15406 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
15934
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024
Mo
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

23 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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

Class 15934 Students may contact instructor at annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu. Students may contact department at 480-461-7904 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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