IL 2861 - PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER PREPARATION
Teacher candidates engage in fieldwork two days a week in secondary school sites. Teacher candidates will collaborate with a special education mentor teacher and 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. This practicum experience will support the completion of assignments from coursework as well as prepare teacher candidates for the full-time student teaching experience.