2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
    Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog
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EDC420 - Internship in Early Childhood Teaching Young Children


Internship in Teaching Young Children is an internship experience in one or three different early childhood classrooms  (Infant or Toddler or Preprimary); OR Candidates may participate in an internship experience in a community or state agency benefitting young children (birth through age 5) and their families. Candidates, who are in catalogs dating 2009-2015, will enroll in EDC420 for 10 credit hours. Candidates will spend no less than 400 contact hours at the internship site. Candidates, who are in catalogs 2016 and later, will enroll in EDC420 for 6 credit hours. Candidates will plan a 16-week, (minimum of 15 hours each week), field experience with their education advisor, (candidates will spend a minimum of 240 hours working directly at an internship site). The internship can occur as a form of mentorship only if: 1) The candidate is currently teaching or working full-time in an approved program/school/agency; 2) The site is pre-approved AND 3) The candidate can provide evidence that a mentor will be provided by the school/program/agency to meet with the candidate each day that the candidate is participating in the internship experience. Interactions with children and families or constituents from a variety of backgrounds will be an internal part of the experience. Degree portfolio will be completed in this course.
Prerequisite(s): EDC354 , EDC355 , EDC362 , EDC363 , EDC372 , EDC373 , and concurrent enrollment in EDC425 . Admission to the School of Education and criteria met for requesting internship.
Grade: B or higher
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 6-10



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