ECPSE 726 - Practicum in Significant Disabilities
Practicum in Significant Disabilities
This field-based course is designed to provide candidates in the Masters of Arts Teaching (MAT) Dual Certification Program (non-BCBA candidates) with individualized supervision and group seminars focused on educating students with severe intellectual disabilities, including students on the autism spectrum. This course offers an integrated approach to teaching which combines both knowledge and practice into a meaningful and comprehensive context. Each candidate is placed in a setting with an experienced teacher of special education and will participate in all classroom activities as assigned by the supervising teacher, the school, and college professors. Faculty will observe the candidate teaching lessons, a minimum of three times over the course of the semester. This course is designed to offer candidates anadvanced study of curriculum and instruction for children with severe disabilities within the context of a hands-on internship experience. This course will guide each candidate to explore the curriculum development process, instructional methodology, and approaches to evaluation regarding students with severe disabilities. This course is paired with ECPSE 720: Trends and Issues in the Education of Learners with Severe Disabilities. Candidates will apply practices studied in ECPSE 720 into their ECPSE726 lesson plans and project assignment.
Academic Progress Units
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