Advanced Practicum Seminar 1

Course Number: ECE 260A
Transcript Title: Advanced Practicum Seminar 1
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2019
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
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


Certificate level courses plus WR 121, HEC 226, ECE 221. Department permission required.


Course Description

Refine skills necessary for supporting the total development of children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, in a group setting and to integrate child development theory and practice in two interdependent components: seminar and field work experience. Department permission required. Prerequisite: Certificate level courses plus WR 121, HEC 226, ECE 221. Corequisite: ECE 264.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Collect and represent documentation of advanced standard achievement as specified in the NAEYC Standards for Initial Professional Preparation.
  2. Use the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in pre‐ and co‐requisite coursework to discuss work with children in the field.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students Will:

  • Actively participate in seminar discussions and activities.
  • Develop a Competency Portfolio which documents their completion of the competencies for Advanced Practicum (Lab).
  • Complete a reflective, progress journal.
  • Examine developmental learning theories and describe how these theories explain the way children learn.
  • Relate learning theories to the role of play in the development of infants, toddlers, and pre-school children.
  • Develop a system for gathering and organizing data, over time, for individuals and groups of children and develop plans for presenting that information to parents.
  • Using child development knowledge and observation/assessment techniques, create developmentally appropriate plans for the group of children with whom they are working.

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 reflect on and discuss the theories, practices, skills, and abilities relating to:

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

Department Notes

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