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Practicum Course Focus

Introductory Practicum 

3 Credits - 60 Hours of Placement
In this 3-credit practicum course you will learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual early childhood setting. You will explore the standards for quality early childhood education, demonstrate professional behaviors, and meet the requirements for training in the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

Intermediate Practicum

3 Credits - 90 Hours of Placement
In this 3-credit course you will be implementing regulations and standards for quality early childhood education, applying knowledge of child development and positive guidance, utilizing observation and assessment techniques, and assessing developmentally appropriate environments for children, all with the focus of working with children with special needs.

Preschool Practicum

3 Credits - 90 Hours of Placement
This course will apply as either the 1. capstone course in The Registry Preschool Credential or 2. a practicum in the associate degree program. You will be placed or working in an early childhood setting with 3-5 year old children and create a portfolio that prepares you for The Registry commission. In this course you will be implementing regulations and standards for quality early childhood education, applying knowledge of child development and positive guidance, utilizing observation and assessment techniques, and assessing developmentally appropriate environments for preschoolers.

Advanced Practicum

3 Credits - 90 Hours of Placement
In this final 3-credit practicum course you will demonstrate competence in supporting child development through observation, assessment and implementation of teaching strategies as you work in and learn about and apply the course competencies in an early childhood setting. You will demonstrate a high level of skill in fostering relationships with children, families and early childhood professionals, and use skills learned in a lead teacher role to develop a career plan to transition from student to early childhood education professional.

Questions?

Contact: Mary Beth Boettcher

920-498-5410, or 1-800-422-NWTC, Ext. 5410

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