Aug 17, 2022
ECED 485 Residency Seminar (3 to 9 credits)
Prerequisite Concurrent enrollment in ECED 497 or ECED 498 .
Students in this course will reflect on their residency experience in an early childhood school setting with children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.
1. Evaluate teaching practices to make appropriate changes that more effectively serve families and children birth through grade three.
2. Prepare and submit all required documents and materials for the edTPA.
3. Research P-3 jobs and prepare appropriate materials to successfully obtain a teaching position.
4. Describe community and school resources and methods for referral, both internal and external to your placement, that support students’ learning and well-being.
5. Improve practice through the use of appropriate professional literature, organizations, resources, and experiences.
6. Use the results of assessments and evaluation to create a Professional Growth and Development Plan for the first year of teaching.
7. Describe the legal and ethical obligation to report suspected abuse and neglect and research schools’ policies and procedures on mandated reporting.
8. Identify current issues and trends within the field of early childhood special education and the theoretical perspectives behind them.
9. Identify evidence-based classroom practices that support children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.
10. Evaluate possible solutions to critical issues within the student teaching experience
11. Analyze teaching practices and experience through classroom discussions, readings, and reflection.
12. Reflect on current classroom events in order to advocate for self, children, families, and colleagues with regard to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
13. Create and implement a self-care plan.
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