The Special Education Practicum is a culminating supervised field experience for Teacher Candidates. During this experience, the Teacher Candidates, with guidance and support from the Supervising Practitioner and the Program Supervisor, gradually work towards full-time teaching responsibility by mirroring the responsibilities of the Supervising Practitioner. Beginning on the first day of classes and continuing through the last day of classes for the semester, Teacher Candidates will attend their practicum site all day, every day, following the calendar of the practicum site. They will mirror the expectations of their Supervising Practitioner. Successful completion of the Special Education Practicum includes meeting all expectations as described by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The field experience is accompanied by a weekly seminar.
EDUC.4100 Pre-practicum, and BAEd Elementary and Moderate Disabilities Majors only.