National University




SPD678 ECSE Field Experience

Lead Faculty: Dr. Kathleen Klinger

Course Description

This course must be taken as the final course in the ECSE program, candidates complete observations and teach children with disabilities through in-depth experiences (80 hrs total) with children are culturally diverse in in-home and preschool settings in small and whole groups. Candidates arrange ECSE field experiences and participate in reflective supervision with a site supervisor. At least 10 hours must be at a site where you do not work and the ECSE Exit Exam is taken in this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and synthesize knowledge of developmental and learning characteristics of young children with developmental delays and disabilities.
  • Demonstrate and synthesize knowledge of evidence-based practice of young children with developmental delays and disabilities and may be English Language Learners.
  • Demonstrate and evaluate professional skills in family-centered practice and partnerships in In-Home and Preschool programs.
  • Collect and analyze observation data in early childhood settings with families and young children of diverse backgrounds who have IFSPs/IEPs.
  • Successfully completed and evaluate in-depth field experience activities in In-Home Service Delivery Model with families of infants and toddlers with IFSPs.
  • Successfully completed and evaluate in-depth field experience activities in developmentally appropriate preschool serving young children with IEPs in whole groups, small groups, and individually.
  • Demonstrate and evaluate professional skills in reflective practice with a trained ECSE supervisor.