EDPS 56600 - Student Teaching

(3 credit hours)

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

The student teaching experience brings your education, enthusiasm and desire to help others into a real-life teaching setting. EDPS 56600 Student Teaching gives you the opportunity to work directly with students in the classroom.

What You’ll Learn in EDPS 56600
Your teaching experience will take place at the elementary and secondary level. You will demonstrate your ability to function independently in special education setting by appropriately planning for student needs, implementing and evaluating plans, establishing appropriate classroom discipline, and interacting professionally with staff and parents.

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

  • Weekly Journal—Student teachers will reflect on the teaching experience.
  • Lesson Plans—Students teachers will collaborate with his/her cooperating teacher to develop weekly lesson plans.
  • Active Engagement—Student teachers are to be ACTIVELY engaged within the classroom, getting to know the students, classroom routines, policies and procedures.
  • Observation—Student teachers will be formally observed 4 times (1/month). During such observations, student teachers will be responsible for developing one lesson (edTPA), video tape him/herself teaching this lesson and completing the required edTPA documentation.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of EDPS 56600, you will be able to:

  • Provide instruction that is responsive to student differences and promotes development and learning for all students.
  • Match expectations to the unique characteristics, abilities, developmental levels and behavior of students.
  • Identify characteristics of students with disabilities and design classroom accommodations.
  • Adjust instruction according to student needs and performances.
  • Use a variety of evidence-based instructional strategies.
  • Plan and deliver standards-based, data-driven differentiated instruction that actively engages students in the learning process.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and concern for students as individuals and interact with them in positive ways that encourage and teach appropriate behavior.
  • Model effective use of language.
  • Demonstrate effective classroom and behavior management and establish a positive, productive and safe learning environment with high expectations for all students.
  • Integrate instructional technology by creating instructional materials, delivering instruction using technology or encouraging student use of technology in assignments.
  • Reflect on practices.
  • Safely and therapeutically intervenes with students in crisis.
  • Develop IEPs anchored in both general and special curricula with students, families and others.
  • Conduct formal and informal assessments of behavior, achievement and environments to effectively promote learning.
  • Engage in professional development activities to remain current with best practices.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, parents and others to increase the effectiveness of instruction and engage in professional growth.

*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, including Student Teaching call (877) 497-5851 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.