Practicum 2

Course Number: ECE 135
Transcript Title: Practicum 2
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2019
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 90
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

Prerequisite / Concurrent

Corequisites

Recommended

Course Description

Develops advanced intermediate level skills for working with children ages birth - 5 in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally and culturally appropriate methods to support guidance and conflict resolution; development, implementation, and evaluation of environments and curriculum; and facilitation of classroom management. Continues the required Practicum (student teaching) component of the program. Develops skills in working with children in a group setting using developmentally appropriate methods. Prerequisites: ECE 134. Prerequisite/concurrent: ECE 123. Corequisites: ECE 130C. Recommended: HEC 201, ECE 124.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the multiple influences on early development and learning in order to support young children and families.
  2. Engage families and communities in the education of young children through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  3. Use assessment partnerships with families and professional colleagues to build effective learning environments for young children.
  4. Use a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate teaching/learning approaches to support young children’s learning.
  5. Use knowledge of appropriate early learning standards, and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging curriculum for individual children.
  6. Apply knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education to caregiving practices with young children birth - 5 years.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments will include:  self-evaluation of progress toward Practicum standards, conferences with mentoring team, tasks and activities for Practicum 3, continued refinement of practicum portfolio standards for Practicum 3

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)

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

  • Promoting child development and learning
  • Building family and community relationships
  • Observing, documenting, and assessing to support young children and families
  • Teaching and learning
  • Becoming a professional

Department Notes

NAEYC standards that relate to ECE 133 are Standard 7)  Early Childhood Field Experiences

Core Knowledge categories – Personal, Professional & Leadership Development (PPLD)