EDEC 404 Student Teaching Practicum in Early Childhood II
Structured and supervised fourth-level, full time classroom and community-based experiences designed to prepare candidates as a professional direct caregiver of infant/toddler and Qualified Staff Member (QSM) for preschool/kindergarten children in state funded programs. Hosting school(s) and state funded community-based agencies serve as practicum sites. The supervising faculty, in collaboration with the host supervisor, assesses the candidate’s performance and qualifications as a professional direct caregiver of infant/toddler and QSM for preschool/kindergarten children, and makes recommendations for program completion. The ECE program coordinator is in charge of practicum placement in collaboration with school and community partners. A total of 200 practicum hours. Practicum placement will be scheduled four to five times a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-04:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the practicum 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.
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