Bachelors Degree - Early Care and Education

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Spring 2023 Course Information
Practicum III - Capstone Experience

Course Description
This teaching practicum is a 15-week experience in which the university student demonstrates practical application of developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching techniques. Throughout the course, the university student gains feedback for development as a teacher. Practicum students are involved in observation and evaluation of classroom experiences, environmental design, classroom management, and parent communication. This course has 300 contact hours. OPTION: Practicum III can be split into two semesters of 150 hours per semester. The spit must be made in the same center or school, with the same cooperating teacher, at the same level and with the same group of children. If this cannot be put in place by ECEMS and the center or school, a student will not be allowed to split the hours over two semesters. To split hours, a student will need to contact the GP IDEA Practicum Coordinator at least eight weeks prior to the semester a student plans to begin Practicum III.
Contacts
Instructor

Celia Priebe Shedd
Office: 515-294-8877
cpshedd@iastate.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

Not Required


Course Access
 
In the three weeks prior to the start of class, students will receive course information and access instructions via email from the Iowa State campus coordinators:

Katie Mott for Dietetics, ECEMS, FFP, Gerontology, and Youth Development
Sydney Hadacek for Community Development, Swine Science, Food Safety, Agriculture Mechanization, and Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

The email will include instructions for how students can set up their Iowa State Net-ID and password which is needed to log into Iowa State’s Canvas system. It typically takes 1-2 business days after setting up a Net-ID before students can log into Iowa State’s Canvas. Courses may not be visible in Canvas until the first day of class.

If students experience problems registering for a Net-ID, they can contact the Iowa State Solution Center for assistance at 515-294-4000. Students will need their 9-digit ISU university ID (provided in the ISU campus coordinator email) for the Solution Center to assist them. The Solution Center is open evenings and weekends.  View the Solution Center's hours of operation.


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.

Emily Buster Student Excellence Award Recipient.jpgI have loved every minute of this program! The teachers are wonderful, the coursework is challenging and engaging, and I have been able to do it while also working full time and taking care of my three children. During the day, I run a home daycare and I am able to use the techniques and ideas that I have learned in my classes to enhance the learning experience in my home. This degree program has given me the opportunity to learn and grow as an individual, as a mom, and as a teacher.

– – Emily Buster, Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society Student,
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