Practicum Orientation

Course Number: ECE 130A
Transcript Title: Practicum Orientation
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 11, 2020
Total Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

RD 90WR 90 or equivalent placement test score.

Prerequisite / Concurrent

Course Description

Provides overview of Practicum (student teaching) purpose, process and student’s role in achieving successful practicum experiences throughout the ECE program. Prerequisites: RD 90 and WR 90 or equivalent placement test scores; ECE 101, ECE 120. Prerequisite/concurrent: HE 113.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast licensing requirements for the different types of child care programs in Oregon or Washington.
  2. Complete all the requirements to successfully begin ECE practicums.
  3. Explain the requirements to successfully pass practicums and seminars and to graduate from the ECE program.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students Will:

  • Actively participate in seminar discussions and activities.
  • Develop a Competency Portfolio which documents their completion of the competencies for Practicum 1 and 2.
  • Complete a progress journal.

Texts and Materials

  • CGCC Practicum Handbook
  • CGCC Portfolio Handbook
  • Oregon Department of Education – Early Learning Division: Child Care Rules
  • Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families: Licensing Rules
  • “Professional Standards & Competencies for Early Childhood Educators”
  • “NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment”
  • “Developmentally Appropriate Practice – NAEYC Position Statement”
  • “Advancing Equity in ECE – NAEYC Position Statement”
  • “Living Our Commitments: A Pledge to All Children and Families” by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Compare and contrast licensing requirements for the different types of child care programs in Oregon or Washington.
  1. Oregon Department of Education - Early Learning Division: Child Care Rules
    • Recorded Programs Rules
    • Registered Family Child Care Rules
    • Certified Family Child Care Rules
    • Certified Child Care Center Rules
  2. Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families: Licensing Rules
    • Center and Family Home Child Care Licensing Rules
    • School-Age Child Care Licensing Rules
    • DCYF Background Check Rules
Outcome #2: Complete all the requirements to successfully begin ECE practicums.
  1. Read the CGCC Practicum Handbook
  2. List out the students’ requirements
  3. Identify resources
  4. Create a plan
Outcome #3: Explain the requirements to successfully pass practicums and seminars, and to graduate from the ECE program.
  1. ECE Outcomes
    • ECE Fundamental Certificate Outcomes
    • AAS: ECE Program Outcomes
  2. CGCC Institutional Core Learning Outcomes
  3. CGCC Practicum Handbook
  4. CGCC Portfolio Handbook
    • Purpose of a portfolio
    • Examples of e-Portfolios
    • Utilize a template or create their own e-Portfolio where artifacts can be entered as they progress through the program
  5. Professional Standards & Competencies for Early Childhood Educators
Outcome #4: Summarize the ethical and professional standards for an ECE professional.
  1. NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
    • Statement of Commitment
  2. Developmentally Appropriate Practice – NAEYC Position Statement
    • Key Messages of the Position Statement
  3. Advancing Equity in ECE – NAEYC Position Statement
    • Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators
    • “Living Our Commitments: A Pledge to All Children and Families”

Department Notes

Participating students are expected to attend the seminar as scheduled and on time, actively participate in all aspects of the seminar, and complete all required assignments for the seminar.