Practicum in Special Education

Course Details

Course Number: SPED 6943  Section Number: X30

Summer I Classroom Number: Distance

Days & Times:

Distance



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Mary Wines   
view Profile »

Course Objectives

 

Objectives

Educational Diagnosticians Standards

                                     

 

ACC2K2

Theories and methodologies of teaching and learning, including adaptation and modification of curriculum

ED2K1

Assessment procedures that address all disabilities

ACC2S1

Develop programs including the integration of related services for individuals based on a thorough understanding of individual differences

ACC2S3

Improve instructional programs using principles of curriculum development and modification, and learning theory

ACC4S4

Report the assessment of individuals with exceptional learning needs’ performance and evaluation of instructional programs

ED4S4

Select, administer, and score assessment instruments accurately

ED4S5

Analyze error patterns

ED4S6

Prepare comprehensive assessment reports

ED4S1

Select and use formal and informal observation measures

 

Special Education Administrators/Educators

 

 

 

ACC2S1

Develop programs including the integration of related services for individuals based on a thorough understanding of individual differences

ACC3S1

Identify and use the research literature to resolve issues of professional practice

SA6S7

Demonstrates the skills necessary to provide ongoing communication, education, and support for families of individuals with exceptional learning needs

SA6S8

Consults and collaborates in administrative and instructional decisions at the school and district levels

ACC3S3

Use educational research to improve instruction, intervention strategies, and curricular materials


Course Expectations

 

Assessments

 

Students are required to submit a portfolio (paper or electronic) that contains the following components:

  1. Plan of action outlining professional development activities.
  2. Learning outcomes (goals) associated with each activity.
  3. Documentation of time and activity.

A summary page for each activity that addresses the learning outcomes along with any other insights or knowledge gained from each activity.

 

Calendar

Specific class deadlines will be discussed via e-mail. I would like to have your plan of action by the end of the first week of class.

 

Assignments

The assignments for this course involve the candidate developing a plan of action with instructor that details the professional development activity(s) the candidate will participate in during the semester that will allow the student t specific to the candidate’s career goals. The total time for the practicum should equal 90 hours. Students seeking certification as an educational diagnostician will engage in supervised activities with a certified diagnostician.


Grading Standards

 

Grading Procedures

 

Each of the 90 practicum hours must be approved by me. All three components must be included in the portfolio to receive credit.


Submission Format Policy

 

Students are required to submit a portfolio (paper or electronic) that contains the following components:

  1. Plan of action outlining professional development activities.
  2. Learning outcomes (goals) associated with each activity.
  3. Documentation of time and activity.

A summary page for each activity that addresses the learning outcomes along with any other insights or knowledge gained from each activity.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.