Early Childhood Practicum
Supervised fieldwork experience in an approved early care and education program to promote integration of theoretical knowledge into practice, expand awareness of diversity in children and families, support development of the whole child, provide for appropriate interaction with parents and other professionals, and develop professional skills. Course work includes 225 direct-contact hours in addition to participation in eight bi-weekly, two-hour seminar meetings. Bi-weekly seminar meetings allow students to analyze concerns, issues, and successes, while developing strategies for improving instructional competence. Permission of the instructor per the following criteria: 1) successful completion of prerequisite EDU courses with a cumulative average of at least a 2.5; 2) completion of prerequisite ENL and PSY courses with a cumulative average of at least 2.5; 3) completion of FIT204, First Aid Responding to Emergencies, with an earned "C" or better OR documentation of American Red Cross training in Standard First Aid and documentation of successful completion of CPR classes with a valid current provider card; 4) completion of a standard basic health appraisal form (prior to starting date); and 5) receipt of Children's Services Protection Act 33 and/or Act 34 clearances prior to starting date. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EDU201 and EDU211 and EDU225 and EDU262 and EDU268 and ENL121 and FIT204 or EDU201 and EDU211 and EDU225 and EDU262 and EDU268 and ENL201 and FIT204.