The course ECE 275, Internship, can be taken for credit for Student Teaching I for two consecutive quarters. ECE 275 is a supervised student teaching experience in the Sinclair Community College Early Childhood Education Center, room 9103. Students spend four clock hours in the center during the morning on Friday for two quarters in a row (22 wks). Students are required to attend a weekly fifty-minute seminar. The student must register separately for each quarter.
Application Process: Students that have successfully completed the courses ECE 145, ECE 160, and English 111 must apply one quarter in advance by obtaining an application in the Child and Family Education Office in room 9222. This application process includes the assembling the required documentation for ECE 275 (including application, references, current medical, fingerprinting, copy of high school diploma). This documentation needs to be on file prior to the start of the first quarter of student teaching.
Orientation: An ECE 275 orientation session will be held prior to the first class meeting of the first quarter. Students will be notified of the date and time of this orientation. All ECE 275 students are expected to attend the orientation in order to familiarize themselves with the learning environment and expectations of the course before the quarter begins.
Total Hours: ECE 275 hours in the center count towards the supervised clock hours required to apply for Pre-Kindergarten teacher certification from the Ohio Department of Education. ECE 275 student teachers must complete 44 clock hours per quarter in the center for a total of 88 supervised clock hours. When ECE 275 students are absent from the center or the college is closed, they must reschedule and make up the time missed.
Evaluation: Students are expected to use prior knowledge acquired in previous ECE classes to provide quality programming and demonstrate quality practice. Students are expected to show professional development as indicated by growth in demonstrated quality practice. They will be evaluated on the following:
· planning and implementing developmentally appropriate child centered and small group activities for a variety of curriculum areas.
· utilizing appropriate room awareness and guidance techniques
· demonstrating professionalism
· maintaining children’s health and safety
· utilizing effective communication skills
· completing observation of children forms
· completing weekly seminar assignments including video evaluations