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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU 4907 - Practicum - Early Childhood Education

Credits: 4
The culminating experience for the teacher preparation program is a 450 hour field based practicum and co-requisite seminar.  During the practicum, teacher candidates (TC) must successfully complete the Candidate Assessment of Performance process (CAP) in order to complete the teacher preparation program.   The CAP assesses a TC’s readiness in relations to the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs). CAP parallels the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation system in order to better prepare TCs and ensure that they are ready to be effective on day one. It measures the TC’s practice across a range of key indicators as outlined in the Guidelines for the Professional Standards for Teacher and supports them in improving their practice based on the results. Early Childhood practicum is (100 hours in PreK-K, 200 hours in 1-2; at least one setting must include children with disabilities).
  • EDU 2500  
  • EDU 2510  
  • EDU 2520  
  • 3.0 GPA in program
  • successful completion of all related MTELs
    • Communications and Literacy (01) - Reading sub-test
    • Communications and Literacy (01) - Writing sub-test
    • Foundations of Reading (90)
    • Early Childhood (02) 
  • positive PDQs
  • approval from the TEP committee

Corequisite(s): EDU 4920   or EDU 4921  
Fulfills: X in LS Core