School For Education Mission StatementThe School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.
School For Education Vision StatementThe School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDC 415 Internship in ECE & Leadership
FA 2012 HOZ
Harris, Catherine A.
Early Childhood Special Education CertificateB.L.A. Psychology/University of Missouri-Kansas CityM.S. Ed. Education/University of Kansas
EDC362, EDC 372 (grade of B or better), EDC 363, EDC 373 (grade of B or better),
All Park University teacher candidates seeking certification and licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a multi-step process, please follow these instructions:
1.Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year beyond graduation.
Per Student (Prepaid)
Per Student, Per Year
2.Send an email to Carol Williams (email@example.com) with the following information:
2.The Contract Period you wish to purchase
3.Your student identification number
3.Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.
4.Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), requesting she provide your current education professors and a academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!
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A ten-week experience designed to examine the role of leadership in early childhood
education. Students will develop as leaders who empower, encourage and support others
as they strive to meet goals and become agents of change in early childhood programs.
Degree portfolio will be completed in this course. Prerequisites: EDC362, EDC 372
(grade of B or better), EDC 363, EDC 373 (grade of B or better), EDC 365, EDC 366,
EDC 367 and a GPA of 2.75
Instructor Learning Outcomes
1. Students will spend a minimum of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in an early
3. Each student will develop an in-depth project for the center/program/school. Project
will be documented with a journal describing each phase of the project. Since the project
is student driven, a rubric will be developed in class. 50 pts. DUE NOVEMBER 15TH
6. Each student will be evaluated by a University Supervisor and Mentor using: Talan,
Teri N. and Bloom, Paula Jorde. (2004) Program Administration Scale. New York, NY:
Teacher’s College Press. An interim evaluation conducted by the University Supervisor
will total 50 points. An interim evaluation conducted by mentor will total 25 points.
A final evaluation conducted by University Supervisor will total 100 points. A final
evaluation by the cooperating teacher will total 50 points. (TOTAL: 225 points)
418-465 points = A
372-417 points = B
325-371 points = C
279-324 points = D
0-278 points = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Teacher candidates must follow the criteria outlined and abide by the due dates for each
project. Late submissions are accepted only with prior approval from the professor.
Twenty percent of the total points (for the project) may be deducted if the professor
accepts the paper as a late submission. Teacher candidates may submit papers on time
even if absent (via digital drop box, placing in professor’s mailbox, or sending with a
friend). It is the teacher candidate’s responsibility to contact the professor prior to due
date if they do not understand the criteria for the assignments as explained.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Teacher candidates are required to read the textbook chapters in order to participate in
class discussions and small group activities. Small group work includes dialogue and
problem solving throughout the semester. Individual teacher candidates will receive
partial points for class participation and interaction. The class projects are based on
contents covered in the text and class dialogue.
Scoring guides that include format for written assignments are provided for the course.
Teacher candidates should attend the writing center to ensure that papers do not bear
any technical writing and typological errors. Teacher candidates must cite references
using APA style within the contents of the paper. Teacher candidates should write
papers in order to explain all information (assume that the reader does not understand
the information presented). This form of writing will enable the students to explain their
ideas and understanding of content to the professor. Furthermore, this form will better
enable students to explain ideas to family members of children with whom they will work
in the future. All written papers should be saved for the purpose of revision. Teacher
candidates are allowed to make one revision for each written project if the grade is less
than ninety percent and submitted on time. The due date for the revised papers is two
weeks after they have been returned to students.
Mobile Phones and Messaging:
Participation in class is essential for everyone's learning. If teacher candidates must
have a mobile phone for emergencies, they are required to turn to vibrate. Otherwise, all
phones are to be turned off during class time. Text messaging is not permitting during
When visiting early childhood programs for observations it is essential that teacher
candidates always remember that they are representatives of Park University.
Professional dress and behaviors are required during all observations.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Sequence of assignments to be determined between instructor and student. (see
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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