This Practicum is the first of two senior Practicum experiences where students assume teacher responsibilities in an Early Childhood setting (i.e. infant/toddler; preschool; Head Start, Special Education, kindergarten or school-age program) under guided supervision with a qualified mentoring teacher. Students will practice intentional teaching in their work with young children by planning and implementing activities, and preparing an environment for their classroom. Students will complete 90 Practicum hours at a college approved Early Childhood program and may not be able to complete hours at their worksite. Pre-requisites: ECE100G, 112G (ECE112G requires a C+ or better to enroll in ECE202G); Child Care Personnel Health Form on record with no apparent health problems that would prohibit caring for children; Successful background check if 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 and permission of the Program Coordinator.
Senior Practicum: Student Teaching