EDU 213 - Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar
15 practicum hrs/wk 1.5 seminar hrs/wk
Practicum: This course is a practicum consisting of a minimum of 150 classroom contact hours in which student teachers will experience team teaching at an inclusive early childhood setting for children in either an Infant/Toddler setting for children ages birth to 3 years or a Preschool Setting for children between the ages of 2.9 and 5.0 years. Student teachers will apply knowledge and skills developed in previous coursework to the practice of teaching. They are involved with developing and implementing curricula, assessing child development, utilizing classroom management strategies, and developing interpersonal relationships between staff, children, families, and communities.
Seminar: The seminar portion of this course provides an opportunity for self-evaluations, guided discussions, problem solving, and reflection as it pertains to the student teaching practicum experience.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 30 credits, which must include: EDU 100 , EDU 101 , EDU 104 , EDU 208 , EDU 210 , ENG 101 , and ENG 102 , all with a grade of C or higher; enrollment in either the Early Childhood or Early Education and Care program.
Pre/Corequisite(s): EDU 120 and EDU 218 , minimum GPA of 2.7
Additional Course Fee: $15.00 Malpractice Insurance (The fee is subject to change.)
Note: For placement in an Infant/Toddler setting, additional prerequisites are needed–EDU 203 and EDU 217
Prior to obtaining a practicum assignment, records of students will be subject to review pursuant to the Criminal Record Information Act (CORI), Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections, 172-178, and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 28A, Section 1, et seq., and regulations promulgated pursuant to such statutes. Students should register for EDU 213 during the priority registration period in order to insure that the criminal records check (CORI) is received by the field placement site prior to the first day of the semester. Students who register late and/or whose CORI paperwork is not received may not be able to student teach.
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