Spanish Practicum for Early Childhood Education is a course designed to provide students with common Spanish terminology used in the early childhood education classroom and when interacting with families. In addition, students will be taught how to effectively communicate with Latinx children and families in Spanish.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Use verbal and written communication to have meaningful and accurate conversations with parents and children.
Effectively communicate children’s health, safety, and nutrition needs in Spanish with Spanish speaking families.
Effectively communicate children’s developmental needs in Spanish with Spanish speaking families.
Self-assess one’s own biases and cultural competence to communicate effectively with families.
Identify cultural characteristics in Latinx cultures living in the United States.
Self-assess and adjust their communication style to build relationships with families of Latinx children using language that promotes trust.
Develop strategies for advocating for Latinx families within the educational community.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
SPA 101, (ENG 050,REA 050) or ENG 099 or REA 075 or appropriate test scores