ECE212 - Senior Practicum: Professional Development

Credits: 4

This course is designed to extend the student’s experiences in bridging the gap between theory and practice in Early Childhood Education by working with children of a different age level than the previous practicum. Students will assume increasing responsibility throughout the semester by planning activities across the curriculum. Seminars are scheduled to discuss issues in professional development. Students will complete a professional portfolio as part of the final requirement for this course.

Prerequisites

Early Childhood Growth and DevelopmentFoundations of Early Childhood EducationChild Health, Safety, and NutritionLearning Environments in Early Childhood

ECE 100, 104, 116; 112 with a C+ or better; Child Care Personnel Health Form on record with no physical or mental restrictions that indicate should not be around children; Successful background check as required by NH Child Care Licensing Bureau; reliable transportation to practicum site; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in ECE coursework and 2.0 overall GPA.

Required course for