Advanced Practicum Seminar 2

Course Number: ECE 260B
Transcript Title: Advanced Practicum Seminar 2
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 13, 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)
Repeats available for credit: 0



Course Description

Refines 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. Prerequisites: ECE 260A. Corequisites: ECE 265.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Collect and represent advanced documentation of 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 working with children in the field.
  3. Integrate knowledge of child development and learning; family and community relationships; observation, documentation, and assessment; developmentally effective approaches; the use of content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum; and professionalism.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Develop and present a professional portfolio documenting achievement of the NAEYC Standards for Initial Professional Preparation using a Technical Skills Assessment rubric.

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:

  • Integrating knowledge of child development and learning
  • Family and community relationships
  • Observation, documentation, and assessment
  • Developmentally effective approaches
  • The use of content to build meaningful curriculum
  • Professionalism