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COURSE NUMBER: EDUC201
COURSE TITLE:Early Childhood Education Practicum
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S): ECE 914
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:5
CONTACT HOURS:225
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
On-the-job-training in early childhood education in the DACC Child Development Center practicing the principles, skills, and techniques developed in previous courses. (375 hours observation/participation required.)

PREREQUISITES:
Consent of instructor. Place into ENGL121.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • To become a planner and contributor of ideas to the classroom team.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the school curriculum.
  • To relate positively to children, parents, and staff.
  • To display judgmental maturity in handling unique problem situation.
  • To put all early childhood knowledge into active participation.
  • To use good language patterns as a model for children.
  • To develop the leadership ability to participate as a lead teacher or teaching assistant.
  • To plan and carry out creative learning tasks.
  • To understand the need to contribute above and beyond what is required.
  • To clearly keep a record (journal) of all experiences in the classroom.
  • To understand the need to ask pertinent questions.
  • To develop and exhibit professional attitudes and judgment.
  • To desire to continue learning.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
The course will concern itself with concepts, philosophies, principles, and policies of the early childhood classroom.  Lesson plans, curriculum development, choosing children's literature, creating educational materials for classroom use, and implementing activities appropriate for young children will also be included.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Tyminski. Your Early Childhood Practicum. Prentice Hall.

EVALUATION:
Attendance at discussion seminars (Four Times/Smester) journal of classroom events, student feelings, and concerns, self-evaluations as a basis of comparison with the supervising and college teachers' evaluations (every other week with final grade given at the end of the eight week period), portfolio, lesson plans, and reflections on lessons will all be taken into consideration when determining the final grade.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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