Oct 18, 2021
CD 115W - Introductory Preschool PracticumCredits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 4
Introduces the early childhood classroom, observing and participating with young children and their teachers. Requires approximately nine hours a week volunteering in an approved early childhood program during the main teaching portion of the day, for a total of 90 hours. Credit may be earned in CD 115W or CD 115PW, but not both.
Prerequisite(s): CD 111W , CD 112W , CD 113W .
Lecture Hours: 27 Lab Hours: 90
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
- Function as a teacher's assistant in a developmentally appropriate program.
- Complete nine hours a week of instructor approved fieldwork during the main portion of the teaching curriculum in an early childhood classroom.
- Perform as a cooperating member of an early childhood team.
- Record classroom activities and observations in a daily journal.
- Relate theory to practice while participating in an early childhood program.
- Identify developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood classrooms serving preschool or kindergarten-aged children (2 1/2-5 years old).
- Apply goals, objectives and strategies for early childhood programs.
- Organize curriculum experiences around themes.
- Evaluate the quality of programs for young children.
- Share impressions and experiences in the classroom seminar.
- Evaluate future career possibilities
- Determine the pros and cons of different types of career possibilities.
- Use the introductory practicum to prepare to student teach in a publicly funded program, such as Head Start, Michigan School Readiness, or a parochial or public school kindergarten or pre-kindergarten. (Not as part of a day care center program.)
- Choose a student teaching site based on conclusions of research.
- Write effectively for a specific purpose.
- Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE), or the language of instruction.
- Articulate important ideas.
- Demonstrate the ability to move between generalization and details.
- Quote, paraphrase and summarize accurately.
- Use writing tasks to promote learning.
- Understand and analyze information in written form.
- Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.
- Evaluate the information.
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