Student Teaching (Early Childhood)

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
EDU
Course Number: 
426
Credits: 
4 or 8 sem. hrs.
Semesters Offered: 
Fall and Spring

Placement with a qualified teacher and university supervisor in an appropriate classroom setting* for a minimum of 12 consecutive, full weeks. NOTE: When early childhood major is double majoring with intervention specialist major, this course will be reduced to 4 hours and will be for a minimum of 6 consecutive, full weeks. Actual participation in classroom activities on a daily basis is the emphasis. Planning, organizing, instruction, and evaluating are key elements. Developing overall classroom management skills, professionalism, cooperative staff relations, and strong work ethic are key elements. Senior level only. No other course work is to be taken during the Senior Block and the 12 consecutive, full weeks of student teaching. *Appropriate classroom setting is defined as one that meets the learned society guidelines for early childhood. The early childhood candidate is required to have experience with both pre-school youngsters and primary level youngsters in an inclusive setting. Placement will be dependent upon a student’s prior field experiences in EDU 345. Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, C- or higher in PSY 101 and EDU 344, 345. Corequisites: EDU 416, EIS 379, 468.