IL 2860 - PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION
Teacher candidates engage in fieldwork two days a week in secondary school sites. Teacher candidates will collaborate with a special education mentor teacher. Teacher candidates will be expected to observe and support instruction. Fieldwork includes conducting and interpreting assessment, and planning and delivering one-on-one and small group instruction for students with disabilities. Teacher candidates will follow guidance provided by the mentor teacher to support iep implementation in appropriate areas. Assignments and weekly meetings are designed to support teacher candidates' ability to recognize and apply evidence- based practices with adolescents in the school context.