Six weeks or 30 days of full-day supervised teaching with Mild/Moderate 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).
- 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
The Candidate will be assigned to an educational setting for students with Mild/Moderate disabilities for a minimum of 6 hrs daily with a Supervising Teacher who has a Clear Mild/Moderate Credential. The Candidate will complete 6 weeks in this placement. It is expected that the candidate will be teaching full time during this second phase of student teaching. A National University Supervisor will be assigned to observe and evaluate the candidate. The NU Supervisor and the Supervising Teacher will complete a minimum of 3 observations (twice each month) and a formative and summative assessment during the full 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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