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SPE/596
Special Education Student Teaching

Course level: Graduate

8 credits

Total credits

12 weeks

Course length

Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

This course emphasizes the practical application of education theories and teaching methods. Teacher candidates will focus on the requirements and expectations of student teaching, the teacher performance assessment, and planning and facilitating instruction. Candidates will also assess student learning and evaluate data to provide accurate feedback and improve student learning. Additionally, teacher candidates will prepare and submit all respective tasks of the edTPA.

Required materials

Additional course materials not included in the resource fee, are required or recommended for this course. Please review  course material information.

You can order your textbooks from the  University bookstore.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Earn these career-relevant skills in weeks, not years.

Professional Ethics

Apply professional ethics to teaching practice in special education.

Reflective Teaching Practice

Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional decisions, assessment plans, and teaching performance.

Technology

Investigate instructional technologies for special education settings.

Professional Standards

Synthesize professional dispositions and effective strategies to be a successful student teacher.

Foster Engagement

Implement skills that support a positive classroom community and effective student engagement.

Curriculum Design

Apply essential elements of curriculum design to a teacher performance assessment.

Pedagogy

Integrate effective strategies, supports, and adaptations for diverse learners.

Communication

Examine expressive and receptive communication skills and determine appropriate supports.

Why take courses at University of Phoenix?

University of Phoenix serves busy adults

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Transfer-friendly courses

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept your transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can request your transcripts.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

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University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.