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|SPED 944 - Practicum in Moderate Disabilities: Grades PreK-8|
For students seeking the Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8license. A 300-
hour experience in grades PreK-8, 75 hours of which must be completed in an inclusive, general
education setting. The remaining 225 hours may be completed in an inclusive, general education
setting or in a separate or substantially separate setting for students with moderate disabilities.
The practicum student's responsibilities in both the inclusive general education setting and the
seaparate/substantially separate setting (if part of the student's experience) mirror the breadth and depth of the responsibilities of a special education teacher in those settings, including co-planning, co-teaching, small group and whole class instruction, individualized and specialized instruction, implementing and evaluating accommodations and modifications (including assessment/testing accommodations and modifications), supporting students' behavioral needs, assisting students with organization and study skills, and related activities as described in students' IEPs. The practicum student may also provide consultative services and coaching to general education teachers. The practicum student participates in IEP meetings and parent conferences. In addition, the practicum student administers, under supervision, individualized achievement tests to one student and prepares a comprehensive report of the fmdings. The practicum student assumes full responsibility for teaching for a minimum of one half of the hours of the practicum.
NOTE: Students secure their own placement site(s), which must be approved by the University. Permission of the Program Coordinator and Associate Dean are required. Application must be submitted a minimum of three months prior to the semester the student wants to enroll in the practicum.
Prerequisites: Submission of evidence of passing scores on all MTEL tests required for the PreK-
8 license prior to the first day of the practicum; completion of all special education concentration
courses or enrollment in the final concentration course concurrently with the practicum. Only one course may be taken concurrently with the practicum course.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture, Eductn Practicum/Intrnship