ECE* 295 Student Teaching 6
Guided observation, participation, and supervised student teaching in approved centers or kindergarten is required. The purpose of student teaching is to enable the student to apply child development theory in a learning environment and to work with children under close supervision. Students will manage a classroom independently, plan, organize, implement, and evaluate classroom activities. Students will complete a minimum of 200 hours of student teaching. Weekly seminars devoted to issues in early childhood education and the experience of the student teachers will extend the individual’s student teaching experience.
Prerequisites: ENG* 101, matriculation in Early Childhood Education program and successful completion of 18 Early Childhood Education credit hours with a grade of C or better. Early Childhood credits must include ECE* 101, ECE*182, and ECE* 210 . Completion of application and approval of program coordinator in semester prior to taking the course. Students must fulfill specific health requirements mandated by CT State Licensing including fingerprinting and DCF background check.