PBL in Education

B.A. in Children and Families

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Students have the opportunity to engage in PBL in the Children and Families program through a series of practicum and internship experiences that place them in early childhood and preschool settings.

For more information: Children and Families 

Practicum Experiences

In their practicum classes students spend 45 hours in an assigned preschool setting where they can observe the different pedagogical strategies being taught in their coursework put into action in an authentic setting.  They are also given the chance to engage with young learners and practice implementing some of those strategies on their own.

EDC 241 - Psych Child Development Practicum 

EDD 410 - Practicum in Early Childhood


Students take one of two internship classes depending on their chosen concentration. In both internships they spend an entire semester participating in supervised teaching in an early childhood setting. Through mentorship from their cooperating teacher and university supervisor they are able to practice and refine their teaching skills while working with young students. 

EDD 411 - Directed Teaching: Early Childhood 

EDD 418 - Children and Families Intern

B.A. in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies

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In the Instructional Design and Learning Technologies program students practice PBL by working on projects that utilize technology to address the challenges of learning and engaging in internship experiences that place them in a variety of settings.  PBL can be found specifically in the following courses.

For more information: Instructional Design and Learning Technologies


Teacher Certification

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In the Teacher Certification program students progress through a sequence of increasingly independent professional experiences. In the early part of their program students take three class that place them in educational settings with K-12 students so they can start to observe the methods and best practices they are learning about in their coursework. During the apprenticeship phase of the program students pair specific methods courses with apprenticeship classes that consist of a semester-long placement in two different grade levels. These placements allow students to implement different teaching techniques and strategies in K-12 classrooms. The program culminates with a semester-long student teaching internship where students are paired with a cooperating teacher and university supervisor, both of whom mentor and guide them as they become the lead teacher in a K-12 classroom. 

For more information: Elementary Teacher Certification and Secondary Teacher (grades 6-12) Certification

Classes with Community Connections

Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
2150 (2nd Floor) Social Sciences Building (SSB)
4901 Evergreen Road Dearborn, MI 48128
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