EDEC 308 Pre Student Teaching Practicum in Early Childhood II

Structured and supervised third-level classroom and community-based experiences. Candidates apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions about social, emotional, physical and mental development of infant/toddler and preschool/ kindergarten children. Hosting school(s) and state funded community-based agencies serve as pre practicum placements. The supervising faculty assesses the candidate’s performance as a direct caregiver of infant/toddler and Qualified Staff Member for preschool/kindergarten children, and makes recommendations for the Student Teaching Practicum in Early Childhood I. The ECE program coordinator is in charge of practicum placement in collaboration with school and community partners. A combined total of 100 fieldwork hours in EDEC 305, EDEC 306, EDEC 307, EDT 302 and EDEC 308. Pre Practicum placement will be scheduled three times a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-12:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the pre practicum experience requirements in order to pass the course. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

EDEC 300, SPED 321, EDEC 304 and EDEC 309. Candidates must have completed IT Module 3, and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Modules 1 & 2.Taken concurrently with EDEC 305, EDEC 306, EDT 302 and EDEC 307. Candidates must complete Infant/Toddler Mental Health Module 3.

General Education

Offered

  • Summer
  • Fall