Dec 01, 2023
ECED 250 - Early Childhood Education Final Practicum Credits: 3
Intended as the final course in the ECE degree program, ECED 250 allows students to present and document their abilities and experiences gained while in the ECE program. Students are expected to assume a lead teaching role in which they demonstrate application of all previous coursework emphasizing developmentally and culturally appropriate practices based on NAEYC criteria.
Enrollment Requirement: Instructor consent.
Course Fee: $10.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Plan, teach, and evaluate all learning centers in an ECE classroom.
- Set up a culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate ECE classroom free of bias.
- Prepare/construct appropriate materials and lesson plans.
- Effectively manage a classroom of young children through appropriate interactions for children and adults.
- Assess professional strengths and weaknesses.
- Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
- Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
- Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
- Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
- Positively support children’s whole development.
- Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
- Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
- Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
- Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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