EDSP 450


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: September 26, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Education, MS 2611 Chairs: Dottie Bauer (8-2864) and Len Fleischer (8-2846) PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Evie Gleckel and Nancy Lory on behalf of faculty teaching in the special education, early childhood, and elementary education certification options TITLE SUMMARY: EDSP 450 SPED STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR (2 credits) PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Number Change Title Change Credit Change EXISTING (OLD) DATA: PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: EDSP 450 SPED STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Group study of the realities and challenges of serving in the role of the special educator, working with students who struggle academically, socially, and emotionally. Exploration of collaborative problem solving and practices to support colleagues as they work to meet the needs of students, families, and other educators. Development of professional portfolios to showcase competence. Co-requisite: Student Teaching. Fall, Spring LEARNING OUTCOMES:  To examine experiences as an evaluator asking questions about strategies used for assessing student needs in the area(s) of concern and documenting student progress and responsiveness to interventions  To evaluate competence as a planner, reflecting on the design of constructive IEPs, lessons, and learning experiences to support student growth in the area(s) of concern  To assess facility as an instructor, determining strategies, styles, and aspects of working directly with students in a variety of situations ��� To critique ways connections are made among the demands placed on special educators and the general education program and families, finding opportunities to serve as collaborator  To acquire perspective on and methods for being a program coordinator, overseeing services, managing individual cases, and supervising the activities of paraprofessionals  To commit to being a reflective practitioner, holding a mirror up to oneself across different aspects of the role and showcasing competence and areas in need of improvement through development of a professional portfolio RATIONALE: This seminar is an opportunity for pre-service teachers to work with peers to process their collective experiences in schools, study relevant topics further and enhance their understanding of practices and procedures, and reflect on their own growth to outline measures for personal action plans. The seminar allows students to ask questions, support each other, fill in gaps in their understanding as they work in the real world of schools. Recommendations from NCATE accreditation review are incorporated into topics covered through the seminar. Additional topics arise from students’ experiences. RESOURCES: Who will teach this course: Is additional staffing needed? How often will the course be offered? Existing faculty and staff. Course will be offered each semester and in the summer. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? Yes. No additional resources needed at present. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Secondary Education Option(s)


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EDSP 450