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ECED 191 - Early Childhood Education Practicum I


4 CR

Design, plan, and evaluate curriculum for young children. Related topics include: lesson planning, environmental arrangement, the appropriate use of learning materials, and making positive connections with young children. Includes nine hours per week of supervised laboratory participation.

Prerequisite(s): EDUC 130 , ECED 160 , and ECED 170  with a ‘C’ or better and permission of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices through working in a classroom for young children, under supervision of a mentor teacher.
  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate children’s learning during individual, small and large group play-based activities, with sensitivity to individual and group needs.
  • Demonstrate ability to use comprehensive curriculum planning techniques for young children that include the following areas: language development, physical development, literacy, math, science, art, music, and appreciation of human diversity.
  • Demonstrate techniques for communicating effectively with young children, using positive guidance techniques, and sensitivity to individual differences.
  • Document children’s experiences and learning in a format that can be shared with children, colleagues, and families.
  • Identify one or more professional development goals, based on evaluation of performance as an early childhood educator.
  •  Demonstrate understanding and respect for professional and ethical guidelines for early childhood educators.


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