ECAE 4001 Seminar and Comprehensive Student Teaching: Early Childhood Education
4 hours recitation; weekly supervised teaching (at least 300 hours); 9 Credits
Design of developmentally appropriate environments, curricula and pedagogy for young children birth-grade 2. Classroom organization and curriculum modification for children of different age levels and with diverse learning needs in culturally and linguistically diverse, urban settings, including children with special needs and English language learners. Families and communities in early childhood education. Development of teaching portfolio. 300 hours of student teaching in one or more of the following age levels: preschool, kindergarten, grades 1 and 2 as required for the initial certificate in early childhood education. (Open only to students who have completed all required Early Childhood Art Education courses with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher, and a grade point average of 2.80 or higher in a minimum of 60 credits in liberal arts and sciences courses.)
Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 2003, 2004, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106, 3107 and 3108. Additional prerequisites for dual early childhood/special education certification: Early Childhood and Art Education 3109 and 4020.