Advanced Practicum 2

Course Number: ECE 265
Transcript Title: Advanced Practicum 2
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2019
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 120
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP
Repeats available for credit: 0


Department permission.



Course Description

Covers advanced level skills to work with children birth - 5 in a community field placement setting. Includes developmental theory, developmentally and culturally appropriate practices, and individually responsive methods to support guidance and conflict resolution. Covers the development, implementation, and evaluation of environments and curriculum, classroom management, family and community relationships, professional frameworks and resources, and professionalism. Department permission. Prerequisites: ECE 264. Corequisites: ECE 260B. Recommended: ECE 224, ECE 236.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships in early childhood environments.
  2. Involve families and communities in young children’s development and learning.
  3. Apply appropriate and responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child.
  4. Use central concepts, inquiry tools, and structures of content areas or academic disciplines to support young children’s learning.
  5. Understand and follow ethical standards and other early childhood professional guidelines.
  6. Apply principles of informed advocacy for young children and the early childhood profession.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:  participation in class and small group activities, written observations, assignments, reflective journal

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 skills and abilities through practice and evaluations while in the practicum site setting relating to: 

  1. Promoting Child Development and Learning
  2. Building Family and Community Relationships
  3. Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
  4. Using Developmentally Effective Approaches
  5. Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
  6. Becoming a Professional
  7. Early Childhood Field Experiences

Department Notes

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

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