The National University Special Education Internship for Deaf and Hard of Hearing population is designed as an alternative route for the preparation of Education Specialist candidates. Candidates selected for an internship serve as teachers of record in education of the deaf classrooms/programs, earn full time salaries and receive benefits. Interns receive support and supervision, from the university program and the school site, for a minimum of 6 months while completing required coursework for authorization to teach students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The course is graded satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U).
- integrate and apply the knowledge and skills described within the 13 Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE’s): TPE 1: Specific Pedagogical Skills for Subject Matter Instruction TPE 2: Monitoring Learning during Instruction (based on student’s IEP) TPE 3: Interpretations and Use of Assessments TPE 4: Making Content Accessible TPE 5: Student Engagement TPE 6: Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices TPE 7: Teaching English Learners TPE 8: Learning About Students TPE 9: Instructional Planning TPE 10: Instructional Planning [time] TPE 11: Social Environment TPE 12: Professional, Legal, and Ethical Obligations TPE 13: Professional Growth