- Expectations for Online Students
- Specialization Areas: List of Courses
- Special Education Minor
- Special Education Field Experiences
- BCBA/ABA Intensive Practicum
- Course Rotation Schedule
Field experience (i.e., internship) is required for those students seeking teacher certification in special education. There are three types of internship: traditional, on-the-job, and resident teacher. The Special Education Field Experience Request Form must be completed prior to enrollment in an internship. Please note that regardless of the internship option selected, each “intern” completes the same set of required, specialization-specific assignments. See "Current Student Info" for information regarding internship expectations and guidelines, internship assignments, and how to apply for an internship.
This internship is completed in a similar format to undergraduate student teaching and covers one semester. The candidate is responsible for finding a placement and then shares the site contact information with the field experience coordinator, Dr. Amy Jacobson. Please find the internship application, traditional internship criteria and guidelines, and application deadlines below.
This internship is completed while employed in an educational setting. A detailed plan must be submitted articulating how the student will meet the internship requirements while working. Please find the internship application, on-the-job internship criteria and guidelines, and application deadlines below.
This internship is part of the Resident Teacher Program and requires an additional admissions process to the master’s admission. The internship is spread across two years and is completed simultaneously with the master’s coursework. For additional information about the Resident Teacher Program, see the special education website under Resident Teacher Program.
Practicums are field experiences that allow a graduate student to observe and document how working professionals perform their job responsibilities. Graduate students will also participate to a limited extent in performing tasks under supervision by an on-site mentor.
- Internship/practicum application
- SPED Criteria for SPED Practicum
- Application deadlines
- Fall – May 1
- Spring – November 1
- Summer – April 1