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 420 Internship in Early Chldhd Tchng
FA 2012 HOZ
Harris, Catherine A.
Early Childhood Special Education CertificateB.L.A. Psychology/University of Missouri-Kansas CityM.S.Ed. Deaf Education/University of Kansas
Completion of EDC362, EDC 372, EDC 363, EDC 373 with a grade of B or better and
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!!
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
6. Other requirements:
NAEYC Portfolio required for completion of course
Assigned Class writings (Ex. Letter of Introduction)
Internship in Teaching Experience:
Interim Evaluation by University Supervisor 100 pts
Interim Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher/Mentor 50 pts
Final Evaluation by University Supervisor 250 pts
Final Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher 100 pts
Activity/Experience Plans 150 pts
Reflections/Journal 250 pts
Teacher Candidate Performance Project 145 pts
Any teacher candidate who misses three classes, regardless of whether or not the absence
is excused, will be administratively withdrawn.
An electronic portfolio demonstrating a student’s competence as an early
childhood leader must be submitted as a part of the course requirements. The portfolio
will be evaluated using the approved rubric (measuring NAEYC standards for early
childhood educators). The portfolio must include Philosophy of Education and
Autobiography. No student will receive a passing grade in EDC 420 until the
Portfolio is successfully completed.
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:
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 .
Last Updated:8/26/2012 8:34:18 AM