SFL 222

Practicum in Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Family Life College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Initial practicum with young children to increase understanding of socialization and learning processes, to create meaningful learning opportunities, and to implement developmentally appropriate practices. The purpose of the course is to link the theoretical concepts gained in SFL 221 to the practical experience.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 9: P, E, I (Pass-fail grade rule)









Other Prerequisites

SFL 221 must be taken concurrently with SFL 222.


NOTE: Only SFL and FACS ED majors are allowed to register for this course. NOTE: Due to enrollment constraints, SFL 222 may not be retaken to improve a grade unless approved by the Child and Family Studies Laboratory Steering Committee.


Research and Evaluation Methodologies

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate understanding of how children develop and learn by assisting in and developing learning opportunities that support social, intellectual and personal growth. Develop instructional strategies for teaching children in small group and large group classroom settings. Evaluate and record student learning to assess instructional goals and objectives to drive continuing classroom instruction Use understanding of individual and group behavior to establish a learning environment that encourages active engagement, positive interactions and self motivation. Reflectively evaluate daily and weekly goals, assignment objectives and program expectations to refine personal development in teaching. Demonstrate professional habits that will guide interpersonal and caree choices.