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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDC 415 Internship in ECE & Leadership
SP 2013 HOZ
Bennett, Rondell A.
Early ChildhoodB.A. Sociology/ Winthrop UniversityM.A. Ed Early Childhood Development/ Cameron University
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 12 am est.
January 14-May 10, 2013
EDC362, EDC 372 (grade of B or better), EDC 363, EDC 373 (grade of B or better)
No textbooks are
required for this course
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com),
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 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/.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
1. Students will
spend a minimum of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in an early
2. CORE ASSESSMENT:
Learning journals are due weekly throughout the semester.
Journals will address: the learning taking place and how it will be used. The
will connect to reading and internship experiences. Students should site
literature to support their thinking and ideas.
10 pts. each. (100 points) DUE SUNDAYS BY MIDNIGHT
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
is student driven, a rubric will be developed in class. 50 pts. DUE APRIL
4. Each student will
video tape him/herself in two different learning activities with
children or adults. The student will complete a written self-evaluation using
The final task in this assignment is to write an essay reflecting on
growing capacity for self-evaluation.
Guidelines and rubric will be developed in class. 50 pts. 1ST
VIDEO DUE PRIOR TO MID TERM- MARCH 24th; 2ND VIDEO DUE AT END OF TERM APRIL 21ST
5. Each student will select three articles from professional journals.
Each student will read the articles. The student will select professional
literature that is relevant and relates to their experience. These need to be
academic journals. The student will then reflect and submit a summary of their
ideas including, points of agreement, points of disagreement, questions they
still have, and how their practice has been influenced by
their learning. Rubric will be developed in class. 20 pts. DUE MARCH 24TH
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,
Teacher’s College Press. An interim evaluation conducted by the University
will total 50 points. An interim evaluation conducted by mentor will total 25
A final evaluation conducted by University Supervisor will total 100 points. A
evaluation by the cooperating teacher will total 50 points. (TOTAL: 225 points)
7. 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
evaluated using the approved rubric (measuring NAEYC standards for early
educators). The portfolio must include Philosophy of Education and
Grading: 418-445 points
372-417 points = B
325-371 points = C
279-324 points = D
0-278 points = F
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
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 the course.
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
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.
phones are to be turned off during class time. Text messaging is not permitting
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.
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97
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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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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