Student Teaching M/S Course

Course Description

Six weeks or 30 days of full-day supervised teaching with Moderate/Severe special education students. Candidates are supervised by a teacher with a clear special education credential and by a certified university supervisor. The course is graded satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U).

Learning Outcomes

  • 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


Candidate will be assigned to an educational setting for students with Moderate/Severe disabilities for 6 hrs daily with a Master teacher who has a Clear Moderate/Severe credential. The Candidate will complete 12 weeks of student teaching in this placement. It is expected that shortly after the first week in the setting the candidate will begin teaching groups of students. By the end of the second month, candidates should be teaching full time in the setting. A National University Supervisor will be assigned to observe and evaluate the candidate. The NU Supervisor and the Master teacher will complete a minimum of 6 observations (twice each month) and a formative and summative assessment, during the three months of student teaching. Candidates must score a level 3 or higher on each element of the summative (final) assessment in order to successfully pass the student teaching experience.



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