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Master Course Outline
Teaching Young Children II

Course Number: ECE 239
Credits: 3
Hours per Quarter: 50

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:40


Description
Provides student experience in an early childhood setting and experience in integrating past experience and knowledge of young children in planning and assisting as preschool teacher/preschool teacher's assistant. Topics include environments, curriculum evaluation, staff relationships, and code of ethics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, successful completion of ECE 139 and ECE 291. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Student will be able to observe and participate as a preschool teacher/preschool teacher assistant in an early childhood setting. Experiences will be documented in a journal.
B. Students will be able to work individually with children in learning activities. Experiences will be documented in journal.
C. Students will be able to assist in maintaining the physical environment in a safe and inviting atmosphere for children and teachers.
D. Students will be able to accept supervision and direction from lead teacher and/or director in the classroom and from supervisory teacher from WWCC.
E. Students will be able to read and demonstrate understanding of the NAEYC Code of Ethics. Be prepared to discuss in class.
F. Students will complete two observations in designated areas: 1) Special Education or ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom 2) Same grade level at different school.
G. Students will arrange for two visits by supervising teacher from WWCC, to the practicum classroom.
H. Students will maintain a confidential journal of the fourty hours of lab experience including activities completed, observations and questions, and reactions and discussions with day care center director and instructor. This journal will be read only by the WWCC instructor during the quarter. It will be turned in at each seminar.
I. Students will keep a list of questions that they have during the quarter and bring them to each seminar. "Burning issues" will be discussed.
J. Students will complete weekly assigned readings.
K. Students will complete group research project and evaluations.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
ECE 239
Spring 2014
1080
Michelle Reiff
ECE 239
Spring 2013
1080
Michelle Reiff
ECE 239
Spring 2011
1080
Michelle Meyer
ECE 239
Spring 2010
1080
Sue Westergard
ECE 239
Spring 2009
1080
Michelle Meyer
ECE 239
Spring 2008
1080
Michelle Meyer
ECE 239
Spring 2007
1080
Michelle Meyer
ECE 239
Spring 2006
1080
Michelle Meyer
ECE 239
Spring 2005
1080
Michelle Meyer
ECE 239
Spring 2004
1080
Melinda Brennan
ECE 239
Spring 2003
1080
Melinda Brennan/LaDessa Smelcer


Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)