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Course Description

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Education-Special Education - SPE 275

Special Education Practical Experiences 2

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
1 Off-site Hours with Faculty
10 Off-site Hours without Faculty

Course Description

This course is designed to provide a continued supervised practical experience working directly with children and adults with special needs in educational and group settings. Students will have increased responsibility providing and implementing activities for children and adults with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on working as a contributing member of a teaching team. Students will complete 150 hours of field experiences. Michigan Central Registry Clearance by the Michigan Department of Human Services and a current TB test are required. This course requires all students must meet the requirements of a criminal background check.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors conducive to the ongoing development of children or adults with special needs.
  • Explain the Individual Education Plan Process.
  • Illustrate appropriate materials and activities for the special needs setting.
  • Create a positive learning environment for students with special needs.
  • Write appropriate activities for students with special needs.
  • Handle sensitive knowledge of students and their families.
  • Select appropriate teaching aids.
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate teaching strategies and professional conduct.
  • Interpret the Child Protection Law and Mandated Reporting of Suspected Abuse and Neglect.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday