ED 591 The Profession of Special Education
This capstone course in special education is designed to further integrate and expand students’ implementation of best practices by incorporating change into their own teaching practice. Students refine their abilities to self-assess and to assess resources and situations, to pose critical questions resulting in creative solutions to real life opportunities, and to advance significant change in the field of special education. An emphasis is placed on collaboration and consultation. In addition this course addresses professional standards delineated by special education professional organizations and ethical considerations of the profession. It includes collaborative field experience and practicum activities.
IMPORTANT: This course requires fieldwork. Students must have current required clearances on file with the School of Education. (See Obtaining Clearances)
Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework required for the master’s degree and/or certification.