Course: SPED 403MME. Early Field Experience/Seminar in Special Education (3)
Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program, ITEP, or the Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist Credential Program. Prerequisites for Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program: SPED 400, SPED 511. Pre/corequisites for the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program: SPED 420. Pre/corequisites for Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: EPC 420, SED 521, SED 525XX, SPED 420, SPED 511. This course is the first of two supervised field experiences for students in the Mild to Moderate and Extensive Support Needs (MME) Programs. SPED 403MME is designed to provide credential candidates practical hands-on experience in K-12 schools. Accompanying seminars link coursework with practice and provide collegial support to participants. The seminar meets on a regular basis throughout the semester with the university supervisor. Fieldwork hours consist of 12 hours per week in a classroom setting with support from an on-site mentor teacher.