Education and Training
Instructional Practice in Education (Childcare)
Prerequisite: Annual Criminal Background Check
This two hour course is a field-based/internship combined with classroom instruction designed to give students the opportunity to explore careers in teaching and occupations working directly with children and adolescents. Students experience the guidance and development of children physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Six hours per week are in the classroom and four hours per week at the internship site, including the educational preschool located on campus. Internship experience requires students to travel independently to elementary schools, preschools, and middle schools, to plan and carry through activities while observing and recording development. This course offers training to persons interested in professions related to human development, psychology, medicine, education, and childcare. Students enrolled in this course must provide their own transportation.
Practicum in Education (Childcare II)
Prerequisite: Instructional Practice in Education and Annual Criminal Background Check
Practicum in Education and Training is a two-hour fieldbased/ internship designed to give students the opportunity to do an in-depth study of the physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth and development of children and adolescents through four hours classroom study per week and six hours internship experience per week. Internships include the educational preschool located on campus and other sites requiring students to travel independently to elementary schools and middle schools. This course offers training to persons interested in professions related to human development, psychology, medicine, education, and childcare. Students enrolled in this course must provide their own transportation.
This course addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children.