Clinical Practice Seminar in Early Childhood Education
ECED 495 - Clinical Practice Seminar in Early Childhood Education2 hours The purpose of this weekly seminar is to encourage candidates to collegially discuss the demands, challenges, and rewards of clinical experience in early childhood education. Candidates discuss experiences and explore ways to continue meeting student needs. This seminar also serves as a platform for bridging the candidate’s university experience to the early childhood profession. Candidates explore job search and employment, continued professional development, promoting positive change in educational contexts, professional organizations, and professional advocacy. To demonstrate this bridging, candidates complete their professional portfolios, which align with Illinois State Standards. Candidates in this course are concurrently enrolled in the early childhood clinical practice.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to clinical practice.