EDUC 233 - Practicum in Early Childhood Education
Experience in working with young children in a naturalistic setting; learning to identify children’s learning interests and to adapt curriculum to children’s needs; planning and implementing large and small group activities; practicing effective communication skills and class management skills; and evaluating a quality child care program. PREREQUISITE(S): EDUC 136 . Fifteen hours lecture and 90 hours practicum. Formerly ED 122.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Explain NAEYC’s five core standards and supportive skills.
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate small group and circle time activities.
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate weekly lesson plans.
- Implement emergent and individualized curriculum for all children in the classroom.
- Demonstrate appropriate interaction with children according to the standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Apply developmentally appropriate teaching strategies for classroom management.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with children, family and co-workers.
- Use the NAEYC standards to observe and evaluate early childhood programs.
- Write weekly journals to reflect and evaluate teaching experiences, practice, and values in relation to NAEYC standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions in relation to NAEYC’s core standards.
- Develop a teacher portfolio that contains statement of NAEYC’s five core standards, and documentations of teaching practices and children’s learning outcomes.
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