2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Feb 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 223 Practicum: Focus on Special Education (2 credits)

Formerly ECED 223

Prerequisite Completion of EDUC& 203 , ECED 200 , EDUC& 204  with grade of 2.0 or better or concurrent enrollment.

Course Description
Designed for students to observe and participate under qualified supervision in programs for young children throughout the community with a focus on special education.

Student Outcomes
1. Demonstrate appropriate practices that ensure and maintain the health, safety, and nutrition of children.

2. Establish supportive relationships with children; guide them as individuals and as part of a group.

3. Serve children and families in a professional manner.

4. Demonstrate cultural competence and responsiveness within and across cultures and provide an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment where all children, youth, and families can take pride in their cultural identities, beliefs, and practices.

5. Perform duties of the assigned role as outlined in expectations by the site supervisor.

6. Collaborate at regular intervals with the site supervisor to further develop skills, realign expectations and duties or change responsibilities.

7. Compare and contrast inclusive and self-contained programs / classrooms for young children based on a primary classroom assignment and required secondary site visit.

8. Compare and contrast strength based and deficit based approaches to educational planning and curriculum development.

9. Create curriculum to meet children’s educational goals.

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