Student Teaching Information

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Student teaching is one of the most important hands on experiences the education candidate will have with young children. The goal of this experience is for the candidate to be able to transition from theory to practical application in a real world situation. It provides the teacher candidate the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values of the teaching learning process where ideas can be performed and tested.

This is a time for the teacher candidate to continue self-evaluation and self improvement. It is hoped each candidate has a positive experience and they can take away a new appreciation and understanding of the teaching profession.

Lorain County Community College
Early Childhood Program

Cooperating Teacher Information
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ECED 283/284  Student Teaching

The Early Childhood Education program has two student teaching courses where students are placed in an early childhood center in the community. It is imperative that students do not fill up their schedule with all morning classes as this is the opportune time to be engaged with young children in a child care setting. Besides being placed in a center for a minimum of 105 hours in the community, the student will also be required to attend a weekly seminar for 2 hours one night a week. Mandatory attendance is required.

Cooperating Teacher Dinner:

Fall and Spring student teachers will be required to attend a Cooperating Teacher (CT) dinner/ meeting. This meeting is where students will first meet their CT and have the opportunity to ask questions prior to their first visit to the classroom. All attempts to attend this function must be made.

ECED 283 Student Teaching I

This course can be taken once a student has completed the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completed EDCT 111, ECED 164, and three other ECED courses. You can not take any of these courses concurrently with the student teaching course. (It is not suggested that students take EDCT 281 Intro. to the Teaching Profession in the same semester as it requires 35 hours in the field)
  2. Completed paperwork~ physical, BCI and FBI check, documentation of High school diploma/GED, 3 letters of reference, non-conviction statement, confidentiality and liability statement. 

ECED 284 Student Teaching II

  1. This course can be taken when students have completed all of the required ECED/EDCT courses in the Associate degree program.
  2. Completed paperwork~ see above.

The Early Childhood Education Faculty deems these two courses as capstone courses where students apply what they have learned in their academic courses. These courses should not be taken lightly. As a representative of LCCC, the Early Childhood Education Program, and the field of teacher education in general, students must be professional at all times utilizing best practices.

Announcements

Extended Hours

Enrollment and Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Bass Library, will offer extended hours through August including some Saturday hours. 

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Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Click here to learn more and register now! 

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.

MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.