ECE 200 W - Field Experience I
This course is a seminar focused on guiding students in their role as practicing teachers in early childhood settings (infant through four years old). Topics will include the students' weekly teaching experiences and current issues in early childhood education. Students will teach in an assigned classroom under the supervision of a qualified educator for 8-10 hours per week over the course of the semester for a minimum of 96 hours total. Students will also be observed by the seminar instructor. Field and service learning experiences are required. A.A.S. Degree students taking their second semester of Field Experience will be required to assume all lead teacher responsibilities successfully for one day. The seminar instructor and sponsor teacher will evaluate each student's effectiveness. ECE 200W is required for A.A.S. Early Childhood Education majors.
Prerequisites: ECE 110 Introduction to Early Education, ECE 120 Curriculum Development
3 Class Hours, 2 Clinical Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competence in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum in a supervised field experience via seminar discussion, field experience and written assignments.
2. Act ethically and practice professionalism in the supervised field experience.
3. Communicate in writing the rationale for developmentally appropriate practice.
4. Identify and explore current issues in early childhood education and their impact on children, families and society via seminar discussions, field experiences and written assignments.
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