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General Course Information for SPD692B: Internship M/M

Course: SPD692B - Internship M/M
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Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: The National University Special Education Internship for Mild/Moderate disabilities is designed as an alternative route for the preparation of Education Specialist candidates. Candidates selected for an internship serve as teachers of record in special education classrooms/programs, earn fulltime salaries and receive benefits. Interns receive support and supervision, from the university program and the school site, for a minimum of 3 months while completing required coursework for authorization to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities. Does not grant graduate units towards graduate degree.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction (TPE 1)
  • Monitor learning during instruction (based on studentandamp;#8217;s IEP) (TPE 2)
  • Demonstrate the interpretation and use of assessments (TPE 3)
  • Demonstrate making content accessible (TPE 4)
  • Demonstrate student engagement (TPE 5)
  • Demonstrate developmentally appropriate teaching practices (TPE 6)
  • Demonstrate skill in teaching English Learners (TPE 7)
  • Demonstrate skill in learning about students (TPE 8)
  • Demonstrate instructional planning (TPE 9)
  • Demonstrate skill in instructional planning as it realtes to the use of time (TPE 10)
  • 11. Demonstrate skill in the development of the social environment (TPE 11)
  • Demonstrate professional, legal and ethical responsibilities and obligations (TPE 12)
  • Demonstrate professional growth (TPE 13)
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Specialization in Mild/Moderate
    • Analyze the implications of characteristics of students with M/M disabilities and autism for service delivery such as placement decisions, IEP development, and instruction.
    • Evaluate a variety of appropriate assessments procedures and communicate results in order to use evidence based strategies and the core curriculum in the development of IEP goals and instructional plans for students with M/M disabilities and autism.
    • Exhibit collaborative case management to coordinate the IEP process and address the legal and instructional requirements based on the individual needs of the student with M/M disabilities and autism.
    • Implement effective methods for teaching reading, speaking, listening, written language, and mathematics to ensure access to the general education curriculum across instructional settings for students with M/M disabilities and autism.
    • Maintain appropriate educational environments and positive behavioral support to include the school-wide behavior support process for students with M/M disabilities and autism.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures