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Course Number:
ECE 134
Course Title:
Practicum 2 in Early Childhood Education
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Course Description

Covers development of intermediate level skills to work with children ages birth - 5 years old in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally appropriate methods to support guidance and conflict resolution, schedule and routine planning, fundamental curriculum development, and environmental modification. Prerequisites: ECE 133, ECE 130A, (ECE 122I or ECE 123P), and HEC 201, and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Corequisites: ECE 130B. Recommended: ECE 262. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Create healthy, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate learning environments for young children using knowledge of child development.
  2. Develop appropriate goals, curriculum, and teaching strategies for young children using an understanding of the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment.
  3. Develop positive relationships and supportive interactions with young children in an early childhood environment.
  4. Reflect on personal caregiving and teaching practices in order to promote positive outcomes for each child.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Participate in Mid-term and Final conferences with the mentoring team (Supervising Faculty and Mentor Lead Classroom Teacher) to review progress. 
  • Assessed on classroom practices by Mentor Teachers and Supervising Faculty throughout the term.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  Students will acquire skills and abilities through practice in the lab setting relating to:

  • Personal and Professional Practice 
  • Parent, Family, and Community Involvement 
  • Relationships with Children 
  • Observation and Guidance 
  • Environment and Curriculum 
  • Management and Supervision.