CDEV1725 Practicum I

Students demonstrate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision making connections between theory and practice and demonstrating professional behavior. Students develop, implement, and assess curriculum that promote positive development and learning.




CDEV1125, CDEV1160 and Instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrates ability to work as a team member
Demonstrate professionalism
Demonstrate knowledge of child safety, health, and nutrition
Perform appropriate communication skills with children
Perform preventative health care
Evaluate safety promotion
Evaluate the environment using an industry approved rating scale
Guide children's behavior positively
Establish supportive relationships with children
Observe and assess children
Communicate observation results
Evaluate teaching strategies
Plan developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate play based curriculum

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details