EC Practicum Teaching Semester I
The practicum provides for the student with a supervised learning experience and a period of observation, internalization, and further study. The practicum brings together the theory and practice of Montessori education. The student participates in all facets of the early childhood curriculum and classroom leadership, as well as family partnership, and administrative procedures. The practicum is for nine consecutive months, five days per week, three hours per day.
Three Field Supervisor visits occur during the nine-month practicum for a student working under a supervising teacher, or six visits if the student is the head teacher in a self-directed practicum.
Early Childhood Practicum Handbook
Montessori Rating Scale Early Childhood Environment (MRS)
Montessori Rating Scale Early Childhood Quality Principles
Observing and Understanding Child Development By:Debra Ahola & Abbe Kovacik
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen E.d.D
Child, Family and Community (6th Edition) by Janet Gonzalez-Mena