Friday, November 21, 2014

Student Post by EC-SEBRIS student Suzanne Severance

The EC-SEBRIS program has been a great experience this far. It is really enlightening to be taking classes about child development while working with children ages 1-5 at the same time. To simultaneously be taking relevant classes that I can apply to my every day work environment really allows for enhanced hands on learning. The placement portion of the program enriches the learning
since I can have actual examples and ideas in my head of behaviors and actions that we discuss in class. It is a bit overwhelming at times to have the practicum site requirement on top of classes, but it is worth it for the overlap of learning we receive between them.

The assignments we receive in class serve to give us a better feel for future assessments and observations we will have to do later on in our careers. It is nice to get a feel for administering these types of assessments while we have professors to guide us through it. The reflective practice course is a wonderful opportunity for us to get specific feedback about any questions we have with our placement site. It also gives us an opportunity to hear what other students’ experiences are like, so we have a wider scope of understanding.

- Suzanne Severance

The EC-SEBRIS certificate program is an interdisciplinary program for early childhood professionals who want to improve skills for working with young children who demonstrate socio-emotional and behavioral concerns, and their parents. Certificate courses can be applied towards a Master of Science in Child Development.

The EC-SEBRIS program will accept applications for Fall 2015 admission from Oct. 1, 2014 to March 2, 2015. For more information on the EC-SEBRIS graduate certificate program, visit our website. Apply now to take the first step toward your a career that will change lives!