EDUC 0397 - Practicum: Moderate Disabilities
This student-teaching practicum is a supervised, culminating capstone experience for one semester. Teacher candidates are assigned to an appropriate placement where they will work to refine their teaching skills and philosophy of education. Critical implementation of curricular materials and methods, subject matter knowledge, adjustment to practice, high expectations, and equitable and safe learning environments are foundational to this experience. Candidates will be coached and supervised by a qualified, on-site supervising practitioner and a WSU designated program supervisor. Candidates are required to be co-enrolled in a practicum seminar that focuses on educational topics and dispositions relevant to this capstone experience. A candidate must demonstrate their competencies for initial teaching licensure and complete all departmental requirements.
For PreK-8 Licensure: A minimum of 300 supervised hours in an inclusive general education setting or 75 supervised hours in an inclusive general education setting and 225 supervised hours in a separate setting for students with moderate disabilities is required.
For Grades 5-12 Licensure: A minimum of 300 supervised hours in approved settings. A minimum of 150 hours in an academic major setting and minimum 150 hours in an inclusive general education classroom or 75 hours in an inclusive general education classroom and 75 hours in a substantially separate setting for students with disabilities is required.
Pre/co-requisite: EDUC 0300 .