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ECE 231 - Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab Units: 1-5

All ECE degrees require courses with practicum experience in early childhood classrooms with young children (birth to age five). Practicum experiences are focused student teaching experiences that require the student to demonstrate specific skills in an early childhood classroom with young children.* Students must complete the practicum experience through TMCC.* Students are required to have fingerprints, an approved background check, and a clear TB test prior to enrolling in practicum experience courses. If a student fails to meet these requirements, or if the background check is not approved, the student will not be permitted to participate in courses with practicum experience.* Students must meet all of the prerequisite/co-requisite requirements, as well as have the practicum instructor's approval prior to enrolling in a practicum course.* Two semesters of practicum are required. Students must complete the practicum courses in two, consecutive fall and spring semesters, during the final year of the ECE program of study.* Students must work with the practicum instructor to arrange a practicum schedule and placement site.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite or Corequisite (Fall): ECE 251; Prerequisite (Spring): ECE 231 (Must have earned 2 units in the previous fall semester with a C or better). Corequisite (Spring): ECE 245. Instructor approval required.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall