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Summer Practicum in Teaching Children with Variations in Learning, Language, and Literacy Development

This practicum is designed for candidates in the Childhood Special Education programs who are head teachers or assistant teachers and have already participated in supervised fieldwork, but need this summer experience to fulfill additional fieldwork requirements. This course meets twice a week and integrates theory and practice through direct, supervised intensive work with a diverse group of learners, including those at risk of failure in general or special education programs. The practicum emphasizes review and application of theoretical materials and current research in design and implementation of differentiated instruction based on individual learning profiles. In addition to class time, participants in this practicum will work five full days a week for the month of July in a classroom with students exhibiting varying learning styles. Prerequisites: EDUC 803; EDUC 860; Supervised Fieldwork/Student Teaching/Advisement.