COURSE: 50-301 Field Experience I: Infant and Toddler Methods - 25 Hours (1)
Each candidate visits three (3) schools in urban and suburban settings. During these experiences, the candidates are gradually introduced to, and gather information related to, the “domains” of good teaching. The first field experience course examines the components of the early childhood classrooms (teacher, student, environment and curriculum) and the interaction between these components. It introduces lesson planning and a variety of instructional delivery models, strategies and assessment techniques, including the adaptation of content through technology or other devices for people with disabilities. Focus is placed on creating a learning community with children and among professional educators and parents, understanding personal biases and perceptions that influence teaching, teaching for understanding and choosing appropriate methods according to curriculum goals and/or IEP goals. Candidates are required to complete 25 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor