Teacher Education

Primary Grade Practicum

Primary Grade Practicum
Practicum experience in the primary grades. Field experience designed to give students opportunities to interact with primary children (grades 1-3) and apply skills and knowledge acquired in Pre K-3 methods courses.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 12.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesECE 332; ECE 441 concurrently.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining ECE 442
Course Outcomes: 

Primary Grade Practicum in Early Childhood

The practicum student will:

  • observe and reflect with the intent to improve practice.
  • use child guidance strategies to effectively support children's learning.
  • design lessons, provide instruction, and implement appropriate assessments.
  • apply knowledge from various content courses as they relate to teaching in an early childhood classroom.
  • apply knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices to support children's development and learning.
  • provide learning experiences that meet students' diverse cogntive styles, cultural backgrounds, and linguistic diveristy.
  • demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors and dispositions (e.g., dress and grooming, attendance and punctuality, positive interactions with mentors, peers, parents, and children, and commitment to the profession).