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Education Practicum II

Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA
Length: 
Minimum 150 hours of supervised practicum and 16 hours of mentor meetings (30 weeks).
Dates: 
September 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: implement instructions regarding educational activities from a mentor/lead teacher; independently lead a small group of students with special needs through an activity developed by a mentor/lead teacher; ensure the safety of a group of students during the duration of the activity; assist in general classroom management, physical care, and supervision of students without direct supervision by a lead teacher; communicate effectively with students; observe significant aspects of student performance, group interaction, and the effects of an activity; communicate their observations clearly and effectively to a mentor/lead teacher; and work as part of a classroom team; request help and support as necessary.

Instruction: 

Students entering the second year education practicum are expected to have some experience in the education of students with special needs. This experience may have occurred in a wide variety of settings under direct supervision of the lead teacher. This practicum challenges students to assume a more responsible role and become less dependent on direct supervision. Students participate as instructional assistants in kindergarten, grade school, high school and/or transition education programs. With mentoring and support by the lead teacher, students learn to independently lead small groups or individual students with special needs through activities set up by the lead teacher. Students also develop the observation and communication skills necessary to give appropriate feedback on activities and children to the lead teacher. In addition, students will expand their capacity in assisting with general classroom management, physical care, and supervision of students.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as an education practicum in Curative Education, Education, Special Education, Waldorf Education, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/05) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).

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