Practicum: Observation and Assessment
Credits: 3
Department: ECD Early Education and Child Development
Subject: Early Education and Child Development
This course examines effective methods for observing, assessing and documenting young children's behavior for the purpose of planning developmentally appropriate curriculum, activities, environments and interactions. Students will meet in a weekly seminar and obtain direct experience in observing and assessing children through a 45 hour supervised field experience in an early childhood setting, school, agency, or therapeutic setting. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History clearance, and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.