The National University Special Education Internship for Moderate/Severe disabilities is designed as an alternative route for the preparation of Preliminary Education Specialist candidates. Candidates selected for an internship serve as teachers of record in special education 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 4 months while completing required coursework for authorization to teach students with moderate/severe disabilities. Does not grant graduate units towards graduate degree.
- Demonstrate specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction (TPE 1)
- Monitor learning during instruction (based on student’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)
- 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)
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