Course: SPED 579ACT. Supervised Fieldwork with Exceptional Learners and Seminar (4)
Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaboration Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Corequisites for MM Program: EED 565M or SED 525; ELPS 541A; SPED 400, SPED 404, SPED 406, SPED 501MM, SPED 541B. Other specializations should contact their advisor. Offered in the Fall semester only. This course is the first of two fieldwork/seminar requirements for the ACT Program that are designed to provide teacher candidates practical hands-on experience in the classroom, K-12 schools and the community. 120 hours of fieldwork are required, approximately 8 hours per week, with supervision and guidance provided by the University supervisor and district coach. Teacher candidates will observe and assist teachers who serve students with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Seminars are designed to link credential coursework with classroom practices and to provide collegial support to participants.