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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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CD 115W - Introductory Preschool Practicum

Credits: 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 .
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 27 Lab Hours: 90
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Function as a teacher's assistant in a developmentally appropriate program.
    1. Complete nine hours a week of instructor approved fieldwork during the main portion of the teaching curriculum in an early childhood classroom.
    2. Perform as a cooperating member of an early childhood team.
    3. Record classroom activities and observations in a daily journal.
  2. Relate theory to practice while participating in an early childhood program.
    1. Identify developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood classrooms serving preschool or kindergarten-aged children (2 1/2-5 years old).
    2. Apply goals, objectives and strategies for early childhood programs.
    3. Organize curriculum experiences around themes.
    4. Evaluate the quality of programs for young children.
    5. Share impressions and experiences in the classroom seminar.
  3. Evaluate future career possibilities
    1. Determine the pros and cons of different types of career possibilities.
    2. 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.)
    3. Choose a student teaching site based on conclusions of research.
  4. Write effectively for a specific purpose.
    1. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE), or the language of instruction.
    2. Articulate important ideas.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to move between generalization and details.
    4. Quote, paraphrase and summarize accurately.
  5. Use writing tasks to promote learning.
    1. Understand and analyze information in written form.
    2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.
    3. Evaluate the information.



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