ED 290 - Early Childhood Education Practicum

Credit Hours: 4

This course provides a supervised field experience. Students participate in a weekly seminar along with eight hours of field work over 12 weeks for a total of 96 hours of field experiences with infants, toddlers or preschoolers. Students are placed at school or program sites selected by College faculty. Students will reflect on their experiences through written assignments and weekly entries in practicum logs. During seminar, students will discuss issues related to on-site learning. Eligibility for enrollment in this course is based upon student acquisition of Pennsylvania criminal and child abuse clearances, a health clearance, and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) check showing eligibility to work with children. Clearances must be less than one year old at the start of the semester when the student is enrolled in the practicum. This course is restricted to students in the Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) option. 


ED 222, ED 245, and ED 250, all with a grade of "C" or better