SPED 590B. Extended Practicum for Graduate Special Education, Birth - grade 2

The extended practicum experience consists of 250 hours of teaching students with disabilities in the role of the special education teacher and is divided into two components, field experience and practicum. Field experience consists of 70 hours working in early childhood settings (B-2) prior to the practicum. The practicum is the culminating experience and consists of 180 hours teaching under the guidance of a mentor teacher who is certified to teach students with disabilities at the Birth – 2 (Early childhood) level. Students MUST complete one of these experiences at the Birth – K level and the other at grade 1-2. Students are expected to apply developmentally appropriate differentiated instruction to meet individual needs, develop both long and short-term plans to implement curriculum, use technology to enhance instruction, develop and administer appropriate assessment strategies, provide instruction and monitor progress for IEP goals, organize and manage the classroom environment and exhibit the characteristics and ethics of a professional special educator.
Offered: Regularly
Credits: 3