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ECED 497 - Supervised Teaching in an Integrated Early Childhood Setting

(6 credits)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into student teaching
This student-teaching practicum is a supervised experience for one quarter. Candidates are assigned by the College of Education and Allied Studies to an appropriate preschool or kindergarten setting where they will work to develop and refine their teaching skills with children of diverse backgrounds. Candidates will have the opportunity to observe children and various learning environments, design developmentally appropriate curriculum, practice effective management techniques, utilize contemporary teaching strategies, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Candidates will be coached and supervised by a qualified, on-site practitioner and a faculty member of the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood. Candidates are required to attend periodic seminars on educational topics relevant to the student teaching experience. Candidates must demonstrate their competencies for initial teaching licensure and complete all department requirements. May be taken for graduate-level credit.