Course Number:
ECE 134
Transcript Title:
Practicum 1
Aug 09, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
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Repeats available for credit:

HE 113
CG 101
HEC 201
ECE 101
ECE 120
ECE 121
ECE 122
ECE 124
ECE 126
ECE 130A
ECE 200


ECE 221


ECE 130B

Course Description

Develops basic intermediate level skills to work with children birth through eight years in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally appropriate methods to support guidance and conflict resolution, schedule and routine planning, fundamental curriculum development, and environmental modification. Develops skills in working with children in a group setting using developmentally appropriate methods. Prerequisites: CG 101, HE 113, HEC 201, ECE 101, ECE 120, ECE 121, ECE 122, ECE 124, ECE 126, ECE 130A, ECE 200; Prerequisite/concurrent: ECE 221; Corequisite: ECE 130B.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use knowledge of child development in order to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children.
  2. Use an understanding of the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment to develop appropriate goals, curriculum, and teaching strategies for young children.
  3. Develop positive relationships and supportive interactions with young children in an early childhood environment.
  4. Reflect on personal caregiving practices in order to promote positive outcomes for each.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments will include:  a competence portfolio II, reflective journals, conferences to review competency portfolio, participate in Practicum (student teaching) activities and evaluations at a CGCC approved Practicum site.

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

Students will acquire skills and abilities through practice in an approved Practicum site setting relating to:

  • Personal and Professional Practice
  • Parent, Family, and Community Involvement
  • Relationships with Children
  • Observation and Guidance
  • Environment and Curriculum

Department Notes

NAEYC Professional Standards & Competencies for Early Childhood Educators:

#4 - Developmentally, Culturally, & Linguistically Appropriate Teaching Practices

#5 - Knowledge, Application, & Integration of Academic Content in the Early Childhood Curriculum

Oregon Registry Core Knowledge Categories:

OA - Observation & Assessment (10 hours - pending)

UGB - Understanding & Guiding Behavior (10 hours)