Ramapo for Children | Evaluated Learning Experience
Internship in Positive Youth Development (EDU 350C)
50 hours (9 weeks) and 450 hours of supervised field work.
June 2021- Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Understand origins and foundational principles of positive youth development; apply knowledge and implement best practices in youth development to supervised field experience; identify and implement practices for building relationships with children; identify, model and teach social emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management and self-expression; recognize triggers and their impact on learning; implement de-escalation strategies and restorative practices; analyze field experiences through positive youth development lens using journal entries; read and respond to journal entries, videos and activities; reflect on the nature and meaning of interactions with children; engage in constructive self-assessment of strengths and areas for growth in relation to working with children; evaluate program activities for best practices of positive youth development; create their own lesson plans aligned with principles of youth development.
Major topics taught in this course include child and adolescent development, recreation, educational psychology, restorative justice and child and youth development.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, OR in the upper division degree category, 6 semester hours in Therapeutic Recreation, Camp Counseling, Outdoor Recreation, Group Dynamics, Psychology, or as an elective in Education, Physical Education, Recreation, or general elective (6/21).