Course: SPED 580EC. Advanced Specialist Fieldwork and Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education (9)
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development or 12 units in approved Child and Adolescent Development or Early Childhood courses, SPED 402, SPED 431, SPED 500, SPED 532, and SPED 535. May be taken as a corequisite to SPED 520EC, SPED 536, or SPED 537 (although only one of these three may be taken concurrently with this course). Early Childhood Special Education candidates complete one semester of supervised fieldwork in a preschool, pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, or Kindergarten setting. Supervision is provided by the cooperating/master teacher and through on-site visits by the University instructor and video analysis. Students meet in a seminar with the instructor to discuss their video and on-site observations, and fieldwork activities. A grade of “B” or better is required to pass SPED 580EC.