Courses & Programs

Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar

COURSE CODE: EDU 213

CREDITS: 6

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credits that includes EDU 100, 101, 104, 208, 210, ENG 101 & 102 passed with a C or higher, a GPA of 2.7, prerequisites or corequisites EDU 120 and EDU 218.Additional Course Fee: $15.00 Malpractice Insurance (The fee is subject to change.)

Practicum: This course is a full semester internship consisting of a minimum of 150 classroom contact hours in which student teachers will experience team-teaching at an inclusive early childhood setting for children between the ages of 2.9 and 5.0 years. Student teachers will apply knowledge and skills developed in previous coursework to the practice of teaching. They are involved with developing and implementing curricula, assessing child development, utilizing classroom management strategies, and developing interpersonal relationships between staff, children, families and communities. 15 practicum hrs/wk Seminar: The seminar portion of this course provides an opportunity for self-evaluations, guided discussions, problem solving, and reflection as it pertains to the student teacher's practicum experience. 1.5 seminar hrs/wk Note: In order to do student teaching, students must be enrolled in either the M026, M027 Early Childhood Program and must meet the general admission requirements of the College. In addition, applicants must meet admission requirements specified by the department. However, admission to the education program does not insure a practicum placement. Prior to obtaining a practicum assignment, records of students will be subject to review pursuant to the Criminal Record Information Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections, 172-178, and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 28A, Section 1, et seq., and regulations promulgated pursuant to such statutes. Students should register for EDU 213 during the priority-registration period in order to insure that the criminal records check (CORI) is received by the field placement site prior to the first day of the semester. Students who register late and/or whose CORI paperwork is not received may not be able to student teach. 1.5 lecture hours and 15 laboratory hours Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credits that includes EDU 100, 101, 104, 208, 210, ENG 101 & 102 passed with a C or higher, a GPA of 2.7, prerequisites or corequisites EDU 120 and EDU 218.Additional Course Fee: $15.00 Malpractice Insurance (The fee is subject to change.)