Course: SPED 403D. Early Field Experience in Deaf Education (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program. Corequisite: SPED 400. This course is the first of two fieldwork practica in special education designed to provide credential candidates field experiences in K-12 schools serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Students observe/participate in the instruction of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across the age ranges from preschool through high school and across the range of settings from itinerant to self-contained classes to special school and residential school placements. Accompanying seminars link terminology, issues and instructional perspectives with practice, with collegial support provided to participants. At least 200 fieldwork hours that includes purposeful, planned interactions, guided observations and initial student teaching (e.g., co-planning and co-teaching, or guided teaching) is provided to candidates in general education and special education settings. Available for graduate credit.