EDU 184 Early Childhood Field Instruction and Seminar I (3 credits)

The first level fieldwork course offers students the opportunity to apply theories learned in previous early childhood education courses to practice. Under the supervision of an experienced early childhood teacher, students develop basic interaction, guidance, and supervision skills. The course also focuses on implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate experiences for children. The one-hour weekly seminar is used to discuss fieldwork experiences and teaching concepts and skills. The required 100 hour field placement must be completed at the Children's Learning Center on campus, an NAEYC accredited program, or other program approved by the instructor. A medical exam, fingerprinting, and Child Abuse Central Register clearance are required. Prerequisite: EDU 182 or permission of instructor; co-requisite: EDU 281.