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Practicum 5

Course Number: ECE 265
Transcript Title: Practicum 5
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: May 20, 2014
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 120
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default)

Prerequisites

ECE 264

Corequisites

ECE 260B

Recommended

ECE 224, ECE 236

Course Description

Covers advanced level skills to work with children birth – 5 in a community field placement setting. Includes developmental theory, developmentally and culturally appropriate practices, and individually responsive methods to support guidance and conflict resolution. Covers the development, implementation, and evaluation of environments and curriculum, classroom  management, family and community relationships, professional frameworks and resources, and professionalism. Department permission. Prerequisite: ECE 264. Corequisite: ECE 260B. Recommended: ECE 224, ECE 236.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships in early childhood environments.
  2. Involve families and communities in young children’s development and learning.
  3. Apply appropriate and responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child.
  4. Use central concepts, inquiry tools, and structures of content areas or academic disciplines to support young children’s learning.
  5. Understand and follow ethical standards and other early childhood professional guidelines.
  6. Apply principles of informed advocacy for young children and the early childhood profession.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Complete mid-term and final self evaluations of progress on the Associate Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation.
  2. Participate in mid-term and final conferences with the mentoring team (viz., supervising faculty and mentor teacher) to review progress on the Associate Standards.
  3. Complete all tasks and activities related to the Practicum 5 Module.
  4. Compile and publicly present a final professional portfolio documenting integration and achievement of the Associate Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Prepare mid-term and final self evaluations of progress on the Associate Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation.
  2. Attend Mid-term and final conferences with the mentoring team (viz., supervising faculty and mentor teacher) to review progress on the Associate Standards.
  3. Engaging in the activities and tasks related to the Practicum 5 Module.
  4. Develop and publicly present a final professional portfolio documenting integration and achievement of the Associate Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will acquire and demonstrate skills and abilities relating to the following Associate Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation:

  1. Promoting Child Development and Learning
  2. Building Family and Community Relationships
  3. Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
  4. Using Developmentally Effective Approaches
  5. Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
  6. Becoming a Professional
  7. Early Childhood Field Experiences

Department Notes

Recommended pre- or co-requisite: ECE 236, ECE 224
Completion of Early Education and Family Studies Certificate required.