DIFF 590. Extended Practicum for Graduate Education – Students with Disabilities
Student teaching is the culminating experience in the professional preparation of teachers. The student teaching experience consists of 250 hours of teaching in a classroom under the guidance of a mentor teacher who is certified to teach students with disabilities. Students are expected to apply appropriate differentiated instruction to meet individual needs, develop both long and short-term plans to implement curriculum, use technology to enhance instruction, develop and administer appropriate assessment strategies, implement curriculum, organize and manage the classroom environment and exhibit the characteristics and ethics of a professional educator.