EDEC 2200 - Early Childhood Practicum
This course provides students with a capstone field experience in a program serving children birth to third grade. Emphasis is also placed on integrating theoretical concepts into practice and developing skills and experiences as reflective and deliberate decision makers. Students will complete the professional portfolio for use in employment and future study.
Instructional Method Separate Lecture and Lab
EDEC 1100 & 1105 Observation, Guidance, and Assessment of Young Children & Lab; EDEC 1300 & 1305 Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children & Lab
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDEC 2200 Early Childhood Practicum, the student will:
- define the roles and responsibilities of the early childhood professional.
- participate in early childhood practice.
- complete organization and selection of artifacts for the professional portfolio.
- compare observations in early childhood settings.
- apply knowledge of foundations of development and education in classroom settings.
- identify elements of early childhood curriculum models.
- identify ethical responsibilities in early childhood practice.
- demonstrate skills & abilities for planning, implementing & evaluating appropriate curriculum for children ages 2 to 8.
- distinguish the components of curriculum based on daily routine of activities.
- evaluate individual differences in development & learning.
- utilize an on-going assessment process or order to develop, monitor, adapt & evaluate programs for young children in natural, inclusive environments.
- review current trends and issues advocating for quality early childhood education
- evaluate young children’s development using a variety of informal & formal instruments & processes including observational methods.
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