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 Course Title:   Practicum and Seminar

 Title Abbreviation:   PRACTICUM & SEMINAR

 Department:    EDUC

 Course #:    223

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    131501

 EPC:    839

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Practical application of education coursework in the K-12 classroom setting. Attend a weekly seminar and work with children in a public or private school setting under the direct supervision of a certified/licensed staff member or teacher. Experiences will include supporting and assisting in instructional and other services to children, youth and their families.


Prerequisite: EDUC& 130, EDUC&121 or EDUC& 122; or department chair approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 132

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify personal strengths and weaknesses for a specific education position.
  2. Assist, support and work as an educational team member in a specific class or program.
  3. Implement educational plans for specific children and groups of children.
  4. Make appropriate behavior management decisions for specific children.
  5. Implement educational plans under the direction of a certified teacher for children’s cognitive, social, emotional, physical, language and motor experiences in the classroom.
  6. Participate in individual educational planning meetings for specific children.
  7. Demonstrate professionalism and adherence to school legal requirements in interactions with children, school staff and families.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Self-evaluation.
  2. Development of a personal learning plan.
  3. Production of a professional education portfolio.
  4. Child and classroom behavior management skills.
  5. Program planning and implementation as an education team member.
  6. Professionalism and adherence to legal requirements.
  7. Role of various education positions in individual education planning meetings.