Clinical Practice in Early Childhood Education
ECED 494 - Clinical Practice in Early Childhood Education10 hours The purpose of this clinical experience is to assist the candidates in applying their theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills to the diverse and multicultural early childhood classroom. During clinical practice candidates engage in a guided, full-time teaching experience in an early childhood classroom, with the cooperation and supervision of a mentor teacher and a university field supervisor. Clinical practice consists of the candidate observing the students, the environment, and the cooperating teacher, as well as being responsible for the developmentally appropriate instruction of students individually, in small groups, and as a whole class. Candidates in this course are concurrently enrolled in the early childhood clinical practice seminar.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to clinical practice.