EDPS 59000* – Foundations of Clinical Practice and Licensure

(1 credit hour)

Format: Online
Duration: 7 weeks
Credits: 1 credit

There are a number of mandatory requirements to complete before a special-education teacher license can be awarded. Discerning and completing them on your own in a timely and cost-effective manner can be a challenge — instructions and plans must be carried out with great attention to detail. In EDPS 59000, Foundations of Clinical Practice and Licensure, you’ll learn what each of the requirements are and complete them in preparation of licensure. You’ll also recognize and explain the expectations for clinical practice experiences. In this way, you map out a plan for success and leave little room for surprises that could interrupt your learning or path to licensure.

What You'll Learn in EDPS 59000
As you recognize prerequisites to clinical practice experiences, you’ll identify opportunities for clinical practice placements, complete the clinical practice application process, Suicide Prevention Training, transcript evaluations, self-disclosure forms, criminal background checks, content and pedagogy tests, and the pre-application and application for Clinical Practice I and II. You’ll also obtain your CPR certifications. This is a self-paced course that spans seven weeks, but various activities will require approval from the clinical practice coordinator. This foundational course is pass/fail. Students must pass the course before being allowed to move forward in the program and it should be noted that this course is ONLY offered during the first seven week term of the semester.

Course Topics
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Learner Development and Individual Learning
  • Learning Environments
  • Content Knowledge & Professional Foundations
  • Instructional Pedagogy
  • Instructional Planning & Strategies
  • Professional Learning & Practice
  • Collaboration

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of EDPS 59000, Foundations of Clinical Practice and Licensure, you will be able to:

  • Identify and complete requirements specific to special education licensure in Indiana, including – transcript evaluations, self-disclosure forms, criminal background checks and content and pedagogy tests.
  • Address prerequisites to clinical practice experiences by identifying opportunities for clinical practice placements, completing the clinical practice application process, completing Suicide Prevention Training, and obtaining CPR certifications.
  • Recognize and explain expectations for clinical practice experiences, including the edTPA portfolio and other course assignments.
  • Complete both the Pre-Application and Application for Clinical Practice I and II.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

Request More Information
To learn more about the online MSEd in Special Education curriculum from Purdue University, call (877) 497-5851 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.