Course Descriptions

CodeEDTE
Number506
TitleField Experience (Observation and Teaching Practice)
Units3
Description

This course will enable the students to witness the different stages of child development in action by observing newborns, mother and child relationships, home environment, community environment, preschool teachers, and child care providers in a classroom setting. By observing the child from birth to three years, the student will understand the needs of the child and respond to them appropriately; by observing qualified Montessori teachers working with a group of children from 3 to 6 years, the student will see the manner in which developmental needs of the child are met by the Montessori environment. Students will experience observation as a tool for helping parents and for future teaching.