SPE 497 - Practicum: K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education

Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program; and SPE 517 or SPE 617; and SPE 519 or SPE 619; and SPE 521 or SPE 621; and the following courses taken prior or concurrent: SPE 516 or SPE 618, and SPE 550 or SPE 650; and SPE 560 or SPE 660; and cleared background check. Students will apply skills from introductory and specialized courses in cross-categorical special education settings with students diagnosed with mild/moderate disabilities such as learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, autism, Asperger syndrome, cerebral palsy) and orthopedic and health impairments (e.g., ADHD, epilepsy). Students will be involved in individual and small group instruction, review diagnostic data, develop and implement educational programs, as well as meet with the university supervisor and other practicum students to reflect on experiences. Competencies in development of lesson plans, development of Individual Education Programs (IEPs), development of transition plans, and development of parent/family communication procedures will be emphasized. Minimum of 120 field experience hours will be required. 4(0-8) F,S
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