TEDS Supervised Field Experience
CDE 144 and CDE 148
Supervised Field Experience Information
What is Supervised Field Experience?
The Supervised Field Experience provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom theory to real world practice in a high quality, model program. Students implement skills of observation, communication, positive guidance, and child-responsive curriculum planning. To prepare to enter or progress in the early childhood profession, students create a resume, portfolio, and practice interview techniques.
Who should take the Supervised Field Experience Classes?
CDE 144 is a required course for the Associate of Arts Degree in Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion and meets the Child Development Permit requirement for supervised field experience. This Supervised teaching experience focuses on working with children 0 – 5 in classrooms serving children with special needs.
CDE 148 is a required course for the Associate of Arts Degree in Child Development, the Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Child Development, and the Child Development Permit requirement for supervised field experience. This Supervised teaching experience focuses on working with toddlers or preschool age children in typical early childhood classrooms. These can be full or part day care, State Preschool or Head Start Programs.
Students planning to transfer to a university or to enter careers in elementary education, psychology, sociology, counseling, or nursing will also find either Student Teaching course an excellent introduction to interactions with young children.
When is CDE 148 offered?
CDE 148 Supervised Field Experience is offered every spring and fall semester. It is offered at the Menifee and San Jacinto Campuses at least once every academic year. You are required to attend 2 hours of lecture each week and complete 3 – 4 hours of student teaching each week (on the same day each week) in the Child Development Lab Center or with an approved Mentor Teacher placement. Most hours are between 8am and 12noon. Days are assigned based on classroom and Supervising Teacher availability.
When is CDE 144 offered?
CDE 144 Supervised Field Experience/ Internship in Early Intervention and Inclusion is currently being offered every other year in the spring. Check with CDE faculty for the current 2-year plan. You are required to attend 2 hours of lecture each week and complete 3 – 4 hours of student teaching each week. Lab classroom placements change each time the course is offered based on the availability of classrooms serving young children with special needs.
How do I register?
Depending on your Academic goal you will register for CDE 148 Supervised Field Experience or CDE 144 Supervised Field Experience/ Internship in Early Intervention and Inclusion. The lecture meeting times, days, and locations will be found in the current class schedule. Following the first class meeting you and your instructor will determine your lab classroom schedule based on program needs at the site where you have been placed.
When is the best time in my educational plan to take Supervised Field Experience?
CDE 148 requires that you complete CDE 103 and CDE 147 as prerequisites.
CDE 144 requires that you complete CDE 125, CDE 143 and CDE 147 as prerequisites.
These classes must be completed before you can take your Supervised Field Experience course. Some students choose to wait until they have completed most of their classes in Child Development before taking their Supervised Field Experience course.
Why can't I do my student teaching where I work?
Student teaching is part of a laboratory course that requires supervision by a college instructor. Only sites where an instructor or a mentor teacher certified by the California Mentor Teacher program are available to supervise the CDE student, meet the Title 5 requirement for the degrees and permits necessary to work in the field of Child Development.
What else do I need to do to prepare to take CDE 144 or CDE 148?
Any student who wishes to enroll in CDE 144 or CDE 148 will need to complete the following requirements:
- A Negative TB test within 1 year prior to starting the student teaching experience.
- Proof of Whooping Cough and Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccines (or a medical exemption).
- A Clear Criminal Background – any student who has ever been arrested will need to provide a clearance from the California Department of Education before enrolling in CDE 148 (Contact a full-time CDE faculty member for information on how to proceed with this step if needed).
- Some placements will require the student to be fingerprinted at the students’ cost. Please check with the CDE department if you want to be placed at a Mentor site to find out the process for obtaining fingerprints.
We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss other questions or concerns. Please contact a full time TEDS faculty member to make an appointment for program advisement or for specific questions regarding the program.