Course: SPED 580MME. Student Teaching and Seminar in Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs (6)
Restricted to candidates admitted to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program, ITEP, or the Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist Program. Prerequisites for Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: SPED 400, SPED 403MME, SPED 406, SPED 407, SPED 420, SPED 503MME, SPED 511. Prerequisites for Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist Credential Program: EPC 420; SED 521, SED 525XX, SED 554/S; SPED 403MME, SPED 407, SPED 420, SPED 503MME, SPED 511. Pre/Corequisites for Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: SPED 402, SPED 416, SPED 502MME, SPED 545; EED 472 or EED 565M or SED 525XX. Only one of these courses, however, may be taken concurrently with SPED 580MME. Corequisites for Preliminary Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Credential Program: AAS 417/AFRS 417/ARMN 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417; HSCI 466ADO; SPED 402, SPED 416, SPED 502MME, SPED 545. This is the final special education field experience for students in the Mild to Moderate and Extensive Support Needs Education (MME) Preliminary Specialist Credential Program. Teacher candidates complete this experience with a mentor teacher or mentor teachers who serve students with mild to extensive support needs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Student teaching consists of one complete semester (full day assignment) in which the teacher candidate gradually assumes full responsibility for the instructional program. The candidate is provided supervision and guidance by the mentor teacher, and university supervisor. The seminar portion of the course meets on selected weeks during the semester and is designed to support the students in reflecting on their student teaching experience and completing assignments. Seminars link coursework with practice and provide collegial support to participants. A grade of “B” or better required to pass SPED 580MME.