General Course Information for SPD 698A: Internship Seminar

Course: SPD 698A - Internship Seminar
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: This course provides additional synchronous and asynchronous support and mentoring for interns specific to their classroom teaching experiences and needs. The course emphasizes the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) for Education Specialists. During the three-month seminar, candidates submit evidence of their knowledge and skills in each TPE area as part of a portfolio requirement completed and approved by the instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills described within CTC Domain B: Assessing Student Learning to include the following: TPE 2. Monitoring student learning during instruction; TPE 3. Interpretation and use of assessments
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills described within CTC Domain C: Engaging and Supporting Students in Learning to include: TPE 4. Making Content Accessible; TPE 5. Student Engagement; TPE 6. Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Education Specialists; TPE 7. Teaching English Learners
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills described within Domain E: Creating and Maintaining Effective Learning Environments to include: TPE 10. Instructional time and TPE 11. Social Environment.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Specialization in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
    • Analyze the characteristics of students who are deaf or hard of hearing and exhibit additional disabilities that are associated with hearing loss and identify behaviors that require specialized instruction and/or adaptation and/or modifications in instruction.
    • Analyze the characteristics of students who are deaf or hard of hearing and exhibit additional disabilities that are associated with hearing loss and identify behaviors that require specialized instruction and/or adaptation and/or modifications in instruction.
    • Apply techniques that develop age appropriate language and cognitive skills, using both visual (signed) and/or auditory (spoken) input for students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those who are deaf-blind with additional disabilities.
    • Apply techniques that develop age appropriate language and cognitive skills, using both visual (signed) and/or auditory (spoken) input for students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those who are deaf-blind with additional disabilities.
    • Collaborate effectively with a multi-disciplinary educational team to provide assessments, planning, and implementation strategies for children birth to age 5 that are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind and/or with additional disabilities.
    • Collaborate effectively with a multi-disciplinary educational team to provide assessments, planning, and implementation strategies for children birth to age 5 that are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind and/or with additional disabilities.
    • Communicate using a variety of strategies in signed and spoken language to interact directly and effectively with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind and/or with additional disabilities.
    • Communicate using a variety of strategies in signed and spoken language to interact directly and effectively with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind and/or with additional disabilities.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Maintain appropriate educational environments and positive behavioral support to include the school-wide behavior support process for students with M/M disabilities and autism.
  • Specialization in Moderate/Severe
    • Analyze students’ verbal and non-verbal communication abilities to develop needed augmentative, alternative or signed systems including assistive technology, to enhance communication, social interaction, academic performance and skill development.
    • Analyze students’ verbal and non-verbal communication abilities to develop needed augmentative, alternative or signed systems including assistive technology, to enhance communication, social interaction, academic performance and skill development.
    • Analyze the implications of the characteristics of students with Moderate/Severe/Profound disabilities for service delivery impacting assessments, IEP development, instruction, and program options.
    • Analyze the implications of the characteristics of students with Moderate/Severe/Profound disabilities for service delivery impacting assessments, IEP development, instruction, and program options.
    • Analyze the movement, mobility, sensory, and specialized health care needs to access school and community to the fullest extent using appropriate techniques, procedures, materials, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment.
    • Analyze the movement, mobility, sensory, and specialized health care needs to access school and community to the fullest extent using appropriate techniques, procedures, materials, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment.
    • Establish and maintain educational environments based upon positive behavior support processes at the individual and school-wide levels.
    • Establish and maintain educational environments based upon positive behavior support processes at the individual and school-wide levels.
    • Evaluate a variety of assessments and procedures to maximize students’ participation in standards and evidence-based, academic/life skills/wellness curriculum within IEP goals and objectives across school/community settings.
    • Evaluate a variety of assessments and procedures to maximize students’ participation in standards and evidence-based, academic/life skills/wellness curriculum within IEP goals and objectives across school/community settings.
    • Exhibit collaborative case management to coordinate the IEP process and the various transitions experienced by students with Moderate/Severe/Profound disabilities, while addressing the legal and instructional requirements of their IEPs.
    • Exhibit collaborative case management to coordinate the IEP process and the various transitions experienced by students with Moderate/Severe/Profound disabilities, while addressing the legal and instructional requirements of their IEPs.

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