Credit Hours: Min: 2; Max:
Description: Students are required to observe and teach preschool and primary level children at designated schools. More specifically, students are to record, analyze, and assess children's emotional, intellectual, physical, and social behaviors. Special attention is given to the diagnosis of emotional, intellectual, social, and physical problems. Using the collected data, each student plans and implements lessons that address a child's developmental needs in the emotional, intellectual, social, and physical areas. The unit should also include a number of activities through which children's language skills are developed. Students interact with individual and groups of parents, as well. This course requires a minimum of 40 hours in clinical experience in public schools. To complete the field experience hours, a current SLED background check must be received and approved by the FMU School of Education. Students should check the "News and Announcements" webpage (www.fmarion.edu/education/soenews/) for specific SLED background check deadlines. This course is to be taken in the semester prior to student teaching.