ECE 261 Early Childhood Licensure Teaching Practicum

Early Childhood licensure teaching practicum is a capstone experience. The field placement may be in kindergarten or pre-kindergarten for 150 hours followed by 25 hours in grades 1 or 2 classroom in an elementary school setting selected by the Program Coordinator. Students participation evolves from observation to demonstration of competencies (identified by DEEC) to be in-charge of a pre-K or K.G. classroom. Observations and reflections are an integral part of curriculum implementation and teaching practice. As student teachers each one submits weekly journals and participates in seminars integrating theory and practice of child development, curriculum planning, individualized instruction, special needs, anti-bias curriculum, and on-going assessment of self and children's learning. Note: C.O.R.I. and Health Requirement must be met and students must meet with the Program Coordinator the semester prior to enrollment in ECE 261. Prerequisite: ECE 260 and ECE 222 with a grade of C or better (formerly ECE 60 and ECE 22); GPA 2.75. Restricted to Early Childhood Education- Early Childhood Licensure Transfer option students. Seminar meets for two hours on alternate weeks for seven weeks. Instructional Support Fee applies. 5 credits. Fall, Spring

5 credits
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