ECAE 7120T Seminar and Comprehensive Student Teaching: Early Childhood Education
4 hours recitation, weekly supervised teaching (at least 300 hours); 6 credits
Student teaching in one or more of the following age levels: infants and toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, grades 1 and 2 as required to qualify for initial certification in early childhood education. Design of developmentally appropriate environments, curricula and pedagogy for young children birth-grade 2. Emphasis on learning needs of children in culturally and linguistically diverse urban settings. Reflection on practice. Development of professional portfolio and preparation for the Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA). Open only to students who have completed all program courses with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. A student who received a grade lower than a B in student-teaching must apply to the ECAE chairperson for permission to reregister for student teaching.
Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 7101T; 7102T; 7100T; 7104T; 7111T or 7115T; 7116T; 7108T; 7105T or 7106T or 7107T; 7109T and a cumulative graduate education index of 3.0 or higher.