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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


This practicum is a supervised field work experience in an early childhood education setting, such as a child care center, nursery school, kindergarten class, early elementary classroom, infant/toddler program or program for children with special needs. Students will gain competencies working with young children 12 hours per week, 150 hours per semester. The course includes a two-hour seminar each week, weekly conferences with the cooperating teachers and regularly scheduled conferences with the College supervisor. Waiver of ED 240 is granted if the student worked as a teacher in a childcare center for at least two years and has demonstrated appropriate competences working with young children, and has received a grade of B or above in the first semester of student teaching. The student may substitute two Early Childhood electives for ED 240 in the second semester of the fieldwork course. The seminar is available in classroom or online format. Students should contact instructor regarding the ED 240 waiver. Field Experience: 12 hours per week. Seminar: 2 hours per week. 6 Credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: ED 203