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ESE 290 - Student Teaching: Mild-Moderate Disabilities

8 Credits, 20 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 18 lab periods

Student teaching in a mild-moderate special education classroom with an experienced teacher mentor. Includes classroom management, objectives, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), assessment, lesson planning, differentiation, and collaboration.

Prerequisite(s): EDC 266   or EDC 267  
Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program and Capstone readiness approval are required before enrolling in this course. This course requires 12 weeks (60 full instructional days) of field experience in a grades K-12 classroom. ESE 290A  and ESE 290B  together constitute ESE 290. A grade of B or better in this course is required.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Implement classroom management techniques. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standard 3; Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standard 2)
  2. Develop learning objectives tied to Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and content standards. (InTASC 4; CEC 3)
  3. Implement formative and summative assessments. (InTASC 6)
  4. Develop and implement lesson plans with varied instructional strategies. (InTASC 5, 7, 8; International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2)

  1. Classroom Management
    1. Organizing the physical space
    2. Establishing and reinforcing procedures
    3. Maintaining a positive classroom culture
  2. Learning Objectives
    1. Choosing relevant content standards
    2. Using content standards and IEPs to write objectives
    3. Determining cognitive complexity using Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
  3. Assessment
    1. Implementing formative assessments
    2. Implementing summative assessments
    3. Using data to drive instruction
  4. Lesson Plans
    1. Writing lessons using Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI)
    2. Distinguishing between teacher-centered and learner-centered pedagogy
    3. Using varied instructional strategies
    4. Reinforcing learning objectives during instruction
  5. Differentiation
    1. Differentiating the content
    2. Differentiating the process
    3. Differentiating the product
  6. Collaboration
    1. Collaborating with students
    2. Collaborating with mentors