EDS-493 INTERNSHIP EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (3 Credits)
The internship is the culminating experience in the professional preparation for students majoring in Childhood Education. The internship is a supervised learning experience in an approved setting. The internship will involve students in working with professionals in the field. The internship is designed by the students in collaboration with his/her advisor, the department chair and the Director of Field Service. Possible internship sites include museums, hospitals, camps, social service agencies, children's homes, crisis intervention services, schools (in non-classroom teaching settings) and community correctional programs. The student will design and implement a project to complete during the internship in collaboration with the site and university supervisor. This internship is not a student teaching experience and will not fulfill the requirements for student teaching. It does not lead to teacher certification at any level.
Corequisite(s): TAKE EDS-499
EDS-499 SENIOR SEMINAR PROFESSIONALISM & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (3 Credits)
This capstone professional seminar brings to fruition the preparation of students pursuing a degree in Educational Studies. The course will provide students the opportunity to synthesize the major learnings in their program as they relate current issues, assessment strategies, and the role of reflection when working with children in various settings. Students will apply theory and research to support decisions in all three components. Through research and discussion, students will broaden their perspectives on relevant issues in child advocacy today and prepare to engage fully in professional discourse
Corequisite(s): TAKE EDS-493