As part of his coursework, student-athlete Kris Joseph, a child and family studies major and a senior forward on the SU Men’s Basketball team, is currently enrolled in CFS 433—Child Practicum. Taught by internship placement coordinator Colleen Baish, this semester-long practicum requires students to spend 90 hours in a school, agency, or program. “This is something I really enjoy doing, and it is fun,” notes Joseph.
Joseph began working at the Bernice M. Wright (BMW) Laboratory School in the Falk College while enrolled in CFS 432—Foundations and Principles of Early Childhood Education and continues there today under the supervision of Daria Webber, BMW director, who was Joseph’s instructor in Fall 2011. CFS 432 requires students to spend laboratory time in an inclusive preschool setting at BMW. Student teachers participate in planning, activity implementation, a head teaching day, and in-depth observation and assessment of young children in the lab setting enabling them to directly apply the theory and principles they are learning into practice.