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CD11C:  SUPERVISION OF ADLT


Course Description

A study of the methods and principles of supervising adults in early childhood settings. Emphasis is on the role of the experienced classroom teacher who functions as a "mentor/supervisor" to teachers, aides, and other adults. This course meets the requirements for the State Child Development Permit Matrix: "2 unit adult supervision class" and the Mentor Teacher Program. Lectures, discussions, in class and out of class activities, role-play simulations, readings, individual and group assignments as well as videos and guest presenters will be used. ADVISORY: Prefer that students meet the requirements for the State Child Development Teacher Permit or completion of a college-level course of study in child development or early childhood education, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to differentiate adult learning stages
  • Students will be able to set up appropriate models and guidance for aides, assistant teachers, student teachers, and adults
  • Students will be able to evaluate a preschool classroom based on comparison to developmentally appropriate guidelines
  • Students will be able to analyze the performances of adults in early childhood settings
  • Students will be able to summarize the role of mentor in leadership and advocacy in the field of early childhood education
  • Students will be able to describe and examine the role of ethics in the supervisor-supervisee relationship
  • Students will be able to conduct a clinical supervision process
  • Students will be able to distinguish cultural and diversity issues in the supervisee-supervisor relationship and develop appropriate strategies to avoid bias
  • Students will be able to utilize a variety of communication strategies to effectively support and encourage supervisees
  • Students will utilize technological resources to improve classroom environments.
  • Students will be able to access resources for staff development


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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