ECED 192 Early Childhood Education Practicum II • 5 Cr.
Focuses on planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum for young children. Related topics include lesson planning, environmental arrangement, the appropriate use of materials and tools, and making positive connections with young children and their families. Format includes nine hours per week of supervised laboratory participation. Prerequisite: ECED 191, conversational English, completion of one or more early childhood education courses, and permission of instructor.
Prerequisite: Conversational English skills and permission of instructor. Fee: $23.50 liability insurance paid once per year. Nine clinical hours per week.
After completing this class, students should be able to:Student Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate the planning, implementation, and evaluation of developmentally appropriate practices through working in a classroom for young children, under supervision of a mentor teacher. 2. Demonstrate ability to facilitate children’s learning during individual, small and large group play-based activities, with sensitivity to individual and group needs. 3. Demonstrate techniques for communicating effectively with young children, using positive guidance techniques, and sensitivity to individual differences. 4. Document children’s experiences and learning in a format that can be shared with children, colleagues, and families. 5. Design and implement a research project with practical application to and early childhood education setting. 6. Develop a professional portfolio documenting understanding of the NAEYC Core Standards for Teachers of Young Children 7. Demonstrate understanding and respect for professional and ethical guidelines for early childhood educators.