Undergraduate Education Interdepartmental
2018 Summer Term
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REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: PHASE 2 PORTFOLIO
The course is intended to ensure that the well-prepared teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
DIRECTED TEACHING A: INFANTS AND TODDLERS
This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in both a county Birth-to-Three Program and a community infant/toddler childcare program. High quality inclusive programs are selected (when possible). Students are provided supervision by a Cooperating Teacher, and a University Supervisor. Students will plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance, collaborate with parents and professionals.
REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: APPLICATION OF ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
This course provides teachers-to-be with opportunities to reflect upon their course work and classroom experiences, discuss and share educational ideas, monitor professional growth, formulate personal goals and objectives, collaborate with peers, and design new strategies and methods for working with children, parents, and other professionals. Written and oral reflection and other means of creative expression will be practiced with respect to both the content of current courses and field work experiences.
DIRECTED TEACHING B: PRESCHOOL (3-4)
This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop their practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in high quality inclusive preschool programs (when possible) and provided supervision by a Cooperating Teacher and a University Supervisor. Students will plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance and collaborate with parents and professionals.
LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
This two credit hybrid based course will explore leadership development, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by educational leaders. As a hybrid course, students are expected fully engage in the learning process in class, independently and on-line (reading, reflecting, discussing, writing, thinking and problem solving both individually and as an active team member).
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.