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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Supervised Practicum/Field Experience (350)

Course Category: 
Location: 
Various child care facilities associated with the Caritas Training Center
Length: 

Version 1: Minimum 216 hours of supervised practicum/field experience. Version 2: Minimum 168 hours of supervised practicum/field experience. Version 3: 40 days (280 hours).

Dates: 

Version 1: April 1996 - August 2005. Version 2: September 2005 - August 2008. NOTE: Version 2 was divided to create a similar supervised practicum/field experience in a course entitled Family and Community (360). Please refer to that exhibit for more information. Version 3: September 2008 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: carry out developmentally appropriate activities in an actual classroom setting based on the concepts, philosophy, and approach presented in the lecture; write and implement appropriate lesson plans for each curriculum area; develop practical classroom skills that integrate the philosophy, materials, and methods of the Montessori approach; track the developmental growth of a particular child; discuss and use observation tools for tracking various aspects of a child's development; recognize the importance of cooperation and planning in classroom management through the use of forms and checklists; practice time management in meeting responsibilities of the classroom and other responsibilities of the Early Childhood center; build confidence in oneself and experience success in the classroom or other roles of the Early Childhood program; and use evaluations and correction action plans to improve performance.

Instruction: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Under the direct observation and supervision of a head teacher, students observe children and write monthly diaries relating their observations to class discussion, engage children in developmentally appropriate activities, read articles and textual materials, conduct a child study and provide a monthly report, keep a journal, and view and discuss videos to support the concepts, philosophy, and approach presented in the lecture. Prerequisite: Child Development - Birth Through Middle Childhood (160).

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 9 semester hours as a supervised field experience or internship in Montessori Education (6/00). Version 2 and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours as a supervised field experience or internship in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Montessori Education (8/06 revalidation) (11/11 revalidation) (11/16 revalidation). *NOTE: Version 2 of this course was divided to create a similar Supervised Practicum/Field Experience in a course entitled Family and Community (360). Please refer to that exhibit for further information. 

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