Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

COURSE: 54-483 Special Education Student Teaching (two 8-week placements in Special Education settings) (9)
This course is designed for candidates seeking Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS1) certification with total involvement in the participating school system. Progress in developing teaching skills is observed carefully and supervised by the cooperating teacher and University supervisor. Assignment is made at the elementary level for eight weeks and the middle/secondary level for eight weeks. Associated seminars focus on current issues in special education including vocational/transitional, adaptive equipment and professional and ethical considerations. This course meets the advanced writing requirement. Attendance at student teaching seminars is required.  Evidence of successful completion of the appropriate State of Illinois test in the content area must be received in the College of Education at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the student teaching semester in order to be allowed to student teach. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Admission to student teaching; all required methods and clinical course work completed; and a negative TB test on file. Offered: Every semester.