Clinical Practice in Early Childhood Education (MAP)
Provides a guided teaching experience with children in grades pre-kindergarten–3 under the supervision of a qualified cooperating teacher and a University supervisor. It requires a minimum of 360 hours of full-day practice teaching, with those hours divided between two settings: pre-kindergarten/kindergarten and grades 1–3. In instances where the student is already in a position that is consistent with the requirements of the clinical practice placement, appropriate components of the course may be completed in that placement if a cooperating teacher who meets that building’s mentor criteria can be assigned to the individual. Permission of Program Director required.