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 HOY
Bennett, Rondell A.
Early Childhood B.A. Sociology/Winthrop University M.A.Ed. Early Childhood Development/Cameron University
August 20- December 13, 2012
All Park University teacher candidates seeking certification and
licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s
electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessingFoliotek is
a multi-step process, please follow these instructions:
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
email to Carol Williams (email@example.com) with the following
Contract Period you wish to purchase
student identification number
few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing
information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.
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
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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
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 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
1. Core Assessment:
Journal: Each candidate will complete a journal
of reflections. Weekly reflections are required after the first two
reflections include: examinations of classroom procedures, interactions,
and organizations, new ideas and materials implemented, what went well
in classroom, problems encountered, and goals for the week, evidence of
growth, etc. This assignment is designed to further develop the teacher
candidate’s critical and reflective thinking skills and help assess
growth in this field. One reflection is to be given to the cooperating
teacher for comments. Every observed experience must include a
2. Lesson Plans: Two
experience plans are required. The experience plan
format will be presented in class. A reflection, State Standards (written out),
and accommodations/adaptations must be included in every experience
plan. These plans can include plans included the Teacher Work Sample and
from University Supervisor’s visits.
3. Attendance and Dress:
Regular attendance at the school site is
extremely important. Attendance must be kept on the time sheets to fulfill
the course requirements. Professional dress is required at the school
site. Adhering to the dress code of the school placement, candidates must
remember that they are representatives of Park University. (NO jeans,
shorts, etc. Therefore candidates should dress accordingly. If a candidate
questions the appropriateness of the attire, it probably isn’t appropriate. For
example, there should never be any bare midriffs, or space between shirt and
slacks/skirt, refrain from see-through tops or bottoms, no inappropriately
clinging or form-fitting outfits, etc. Placement sites have the authority to
remove you from their premise if they feel you are disruptive to the learning
environment. Disruption to the learning environment can include, but no
limited to, improper dress, disrespect to school employees or students,
infractions of or failure to follow school rules, and/or insubordination.
4. Teacher Candidate
Performance Project: Each teacher candidate is to
complete a Teacher Work Sample during the field experience. The Teacher
Work Sample will consist of an agreed upon project by the cooperating
teacher and the teacher candidate. The Teacher Work Sample assignment
will be given during the first week of class. DUE NOVEMBER 15th
5. Reflection on a video
taping of an experience. Each teacher candidate
will film a lesson presentation. The teacher candidate will watch the film to
write a reflection on the experience. An assignment sheet with rubric will be
available during the first week of class. MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR
TO MID TERM EVAL
6. Other requirements:
NAEYC Portfolio required
for completion of course
Assigned Class writings
(Ex. Letter of Introduction)
Internship in Teaching
Interim Evaluation by University
Interim Evaluation by Cooperating
Final Evaluation by University
Final Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher 100
Teacher Candidate Performance Project
Any teacher candidate who misses three classes, regardless of whether or not
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
will be evaluated using the approved rubric (measuring NAEYC standards for
childhood educators). The portfolio must include Philosophy of Education and
Autobiography. No student will receive a passing grade in EDC 420 until
Portfolio is successfully completed.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of
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
Twenty percent of the total points (for the project) may be deducted if the
accepts the paper as a late submission. Teacher candidates may submit papers on
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
problem solving throughout the semester. Individual teacher candidates will
partial points for class participation and interaction. The class projects are
contents covered in the text and class dialogue.
Scoring guides that include format for written assignments are provided for
Teacher candidates should attend the writing center to ensure that papers do
any technical writing and typological errors. Teacher candidates must cite
using APA style within the contents of the paper. Teacher candidates should
papers in order to explain all information (assume that the reader does not
the information presented). This form of writing will enable the students to
ideas and understanding of content to the professor. Furthermore, this form
enable students to explain ideas to family members of children with whom they
in the future. All written papers should be saved for the purpose of revision.
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
weeks after they have been returned to students.
Mobile Phones and Messaging:
Participation in class is essential for everyone's learning. If teacher
have a mobile phone for emergencies, they are required to turn to vibrate.
phones are to be turned off during class time. Text messaging is not permitting
When visiting early childhood programs for observations it is essential
candidates always remember that they are representatives of Park University.
Professional dress and behaviors are required during all observations.
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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