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ECE. 366 Practicum in Early Childhood Education

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Course Description

A demonstration of developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision. Students utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas are emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. Meets the supervised teaching requirement for the CA State Child Development teaching permit and provides student teaching experience in qualified settings that serve children from infancy through middle childhood.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 16-18
  • Field Experience hours/semester: 96-108
  • Homework hours/semester: 32-36
Prerequisites: ECE. 210, ECE. 211, ECE. 212 and ECE. 333; Placements at approved sites only under the direct supervision of an individual who holds a Master Teacher Permit or higher, issued by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
C-ID: ECE 210