CHD-234: Preschool Curriculum-Practicum

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Preschool Curriculum-Practicum
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
ENG-131, CHD-203, and CHD-211 with a grade of C or better.
CHD 206 and CHD-231; Note: CHD-231 and CHD-234 may not be taken in the same semester as CHD-205 and CHD-215
Course Description

Prepares students to teach in various types of preschool programs and apply knowledge gained from the Inquiry Based Preschool Curriculum course. This 45 clock hour practicum is to be taken concurrently with the corresponding section of CHD-231.

Under guided supervision, students will demonstrate developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching competencies. Students will use their knowledge of inquiry based curriculum to plan developmentally appropriate lessons. Child centered, play oriented approaches to teaching, learning, assessment, and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as students design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for preschool children. Integrated curriculum across domains is aligned with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-K.

The following MDE Standards of Quality will be covered in this course: Language Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts, Social-Emotional Development, Approaches to Learning, and Physical Health and Development. Students seeking the Preschool CDA Certification may use the completed 45 practicum hours to help fulfill the required 480 hours working with preschool children (ages 3-5). Students must complete specific requirements before beginning a practicum experience. (see General Course Requirements).

Office Contact
School of Health and Human Services: 313-845-9877,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-132
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.