Bachelors Degree - Early Care & Education

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Fall 2024 Course Information
Practicum Experiences with Young Children (Practicum II)

Course Description
Practicum is an opportunity for practicum students to have a guided learning experience in a professional agency that provides services to children and families. Experiences and projects at the practicum site provide practicum students with opportunity to use and implement theories and practices learned in other ECEMS classes. Topics of this practicum include assessment of the early childhood classroom, assessment of child development, and use of assessment data to plan classroom curriculum. NOTE: Prior to enrolling in Practicum Experiences with Young Children students must take six credit hours including Introduction to Early Care and Education in a Mobile Society (Professional Development) and either (a) Child Development - Birth to 3 (Infant/Toddler) or (b) Child Development - 4 to 8 (Early Childhood). The Child Development course not previously taken must be taken concurrently with Practicum.
Contacts
Instructor

Chris Kiewra
Office: 402-472-6140
ckiewra2@unl.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8
Friedman, Wright, Masterson, Willer
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 9781938113956
Publisher: NAEYC

Anti-bias education for young children and ourselves.
Derman-Sparks, L., Edwards, J. O., & Goins, C. M.
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9781938113574
Publisher: NAEYC


Course Access

Canvas at UNL

UNL Graduate Studies will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes. For undergraduate students in the ECEMS program, Mel Sedlacek will email students with information and instructions for accessing UNL classes. Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at https://canvas.unl.edu/. Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.

Please contact the UNL campus coordinator listed below with any questions.

Mel Sedlacek for Early Care & Education, Early Childhood & Family Policy, Family & Community Services, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Financial Planning, Youth Development, and Community Development
Kelly Durkin for Dietetics
Melisia Bieber for Merchandising
Melissa Sailors for Ag Systems Management & Technology, Animal Science, Food Safety & Defense, Grassland Management, Horticulture, and Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

 


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Shaun Libby is a graduate student in the youth development program at Michigan State.It is incredibly refreshing to see major universities working together in order to offer such high-quality degree programs and experiences for their students all while keeping tuition rates affordable. I had a roughly 10-year gap between finishing my bachelor’s degree and starting my master’s program. I have found all of the faculty at the different universities extremely welcoming and encouraging, which has made my return to school so much smoother.

– – Shaun Libby, Youth Development Master's Degree Student,
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