PRACTICUM I

  • Program: Child Development Careers
  • Course: Practicum I
  • Course #: CDEV1725
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Students demonstrate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision making connections between theory and practice and demonstrating professional behavior. Students develop, implement, and assess curriculum that promote positive development and learning.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrates ability to work as a team member
Demonstrate professionalism
Demonstrate knowledge of child safety, health, and nutrition
Perform appropriate communication skills with children
Perform preventative health care
Evaluate safety promotion
Evaluate the environment using an industry approved rating scale
Guide children's behavior positively
Establish supportive relationships with children
Observe and assess children
Communicate observation results
Evaluate teaching strategies
Plan developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate play based curriculum

Credit Details
  • Lecture: .5
  • SOE: 2.5
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  CDEV1125, CDEV1160 and Instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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