ECE 282C

Students will work in NHTI approved community based settings with preschool children with special needs under the supervision of Cooperating Teachers. Students will become “students of childhood” as they conduct in-depth observations of preschoolers with special needs using a variety of tools during the 105 hours they spend at their practicum site this semester. Students will create and manage portfolios for children and use this information to write progress notes and narrative summaries. They will participate in IEP meetings and suggest and implement appropriate activity based interventions that are part of a child’s IEP. NHTI program faculty schedule site visits to review and evaluate student progress during the practicum experience. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in this practicum to graduate from the degree program. (Prerequisites: all first year courses, 2.5 GPA in major field courses, permission of the practicum coordinator, and submission of all required documents.)