2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU68850A - Clinical Practice I: K-12 Special Education (Intern Teachers)

(1.5 units)

Candidates on the Intern Teacher Track have earned an Intern Credential and are operating as a contracted Teacher-of-Record (TOR). Intern Teachers have support through a University Mentor and a District-employed Support Provider. However, unlike student teachers, Intern teachers predominantly teach their classes alone without a day-to-day veteran coach to mentor them. Also, Intern Teachers must immediately take over all the functions and duties of a contracted teacher-of-record.

The required hours for classroom field experience is fulfilled as part of the Intern Teachers employment contract, except the Intern teacher must complete an additional combined 15 hours of experience in Clinical Practice I and II in diverse classroom age groups. For example, if the Intern Teacher is a teacher-of-record at the high school level, then they must complete 7.5 observational hours in Clinical Practice I at the elementary level and 7.5 observational hours at the middle school level in Clinical Practice II.