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Course Number:
ECE 135
Course Title:
Practicum 3 in Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
90

Course Description

Covers the development of advanced intermediate level skills to work with children ages birth - 5 in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally and culturally appropriate methods to support guidance and conflict resolution, development, implementation, and evaluation of environments and curriculum, and facilitation of classroom management. Prerequisites: ECE 134, ECE 130B, and (ECE 122I or 123P), and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Corequisites: ECE 130C.

Addendum to Course Description

  • Placement of Practicum 3 in licensed/certified community early education environments, or Head Start/Early Start Programs

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Use observations and evidence-based tools to describe the multiple influences on child development and learning in order to support young children and families.
  2. Support the engagement of families and communities in the education of young children through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  3. Use assessment partnerships with families and with professional colleagues to build effective learning environments for young children.
  4. Use a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate teaching/learning approaches to support young children’s learning.
  5. Design, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging curriculum for individual children using knowledge of appropriate early learning standards and other resources.
  6. Apply knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education to caregiving practices with young children birth – 5 years.

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 and demonstrate skills and abilities relating to the following Associate Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation:

  • Promoting Child Development and Learning
  • Building Family and Community Relationships
  • Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Becoming a Professional