EDC 214 - Best Practices in the Early Childhood Setting/Field Experience I
3 Cr. Hrs.
FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MAJORS: This course is designed to introduce early childhood teacher candidates to Developmentally Appropriate Practices, methods and materials. Students will become familiar with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Teaching Standards. Early Childhood majors will learn how to plan and implement instruction, use assessment to guide instruction, and work with families to create a positive learning environment for young children. A field experience of 25 hours is required in a public or private early childhood setting. Early childhood majors will apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program, Benchmark I, during this course.
Prerequisite(s): EDU 110 , EDU 111 , and successful completion of all sections of PRAXIS Core or comparable scores on ACT or SAT.
The teacher candidate who completes twelve (12) hours in early childhood courses qualifies for add-on certification in Early Childhood Education. The courses required for add-on certification in Early Childhood Education are EDC 201 , EDC 215 , EDC 315 , and EDC 350 .
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