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ECE* E295  - Student Teaching Practicum
(Previously: ECE 205, ECE 206)

Credits: 6

Prerequisites: All Early Childhood courses unless approved by the ECE advisor and ECE* E222 with a grade of C or better.

Guided observation, participation and supervised student teaching in NAEYC accredited centers or kindergartens are required. The purpose of student teaching is to enable the student to apply child development theory in a learning environment and to work with children under close supervision. Students will manage a classroom independently, plan, organize, implement and evaluate classroom activities. Students will complete a minimum of 200 hours of student teaching. Weekly seminars devoted to issues in early childhood education and the experience of the student teacher will extend the individual's learning experience.