ECE 251 Teaching Practicum I and Seminar I

Students select to work with either infants and toddlers or preschool children in inclusive settings that are approved by the Department of Early Education and Childcare (DEEC). The group day care services are staffed by a Lead Teacher. During this period, the student demonstrates his/her ability to work as a team member and to develop, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities for small groups of infants/toddlers or preschool children. Students develop important qualities and skills, including the ability to initiate and expand responsive communications with children and to interact in ways that help develop mutuality and trust. The accompanying seminar provides a forum for students to share reflections, raise questions, and extend their understanding of the teacher's responsibility. This student-internship is supervised by college faculty. Prerequisites: Please note different requirements for different early education settings.  Infant-Toddler setting: Pre or co-requisite ECE 223, ECE 236, ECE 244; Preschool setting: Pre or co-requisite: ECE 222 and ECE 234.  150 hours of field experience per semester and seven two-hour seminars per semester on alternating weeks.  Instructional Support Fee applies.  4 credits  Fall, Spring

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