Practicum in Special Education: External – EDSP 488

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 08/23/2021

Course Description

Candidates will participate in a supervised 30-hour field practicum designed to link theory with practice. This practicum may only be repeated one time with prior approval from the program chair. Completion of at least 30 hours is required in order to pass the practicum course.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Candidates are required to engage in developmental and sequential field experiences throughout their program. Candidates will complete practicum experiences that correspond to the corequisite course identified in the candidate’s degree completion plan. Candidates will assist in the classroom as well as teach one or more formal lessons.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Acknowledgement Quiz

After reviewing the information related to this practicum and the candidate’s co-requisite course, the candidate will complete a one-question acknowledgement quiz found in Module 1: Week 1.

Practicum Request Quiz

After submitting the practicum placement request, the candidate will complete the 9-question practicum request quiz.

After reviewing the 2 mapping out your field experiences videos, the candidate will complete a 5-question quiz.

Practicum Expectations Quiz

After reviewing the field experience handbook and advising guide, the candidate will complete the 10-question practicum expectations quiz.

After reviewing the Livetext Instructional document, the candidate will complete a 5-question quiz.

The candidate will complete this quiz to track their progress in the practicum preparation.

Plan for Completion (Calendar)

The candidate will use the provided template to document the projected 30-hour practicum placement schedule.

Self-Monitoring Quizzes (3)

The candidate will complete quizzes to track their progress in the practicum.

Midterm Reflection (SCRIP)

The candidate will reflect on the SOE SCRIP dispositions and rate his/her performance on the SCRIP dispositions during the practicum. The candidate will write a justification (3–5 sentences) with specific examples (minimum of 3) to support the self-rating given for each disposition. (CLO: C, G) 

Field Experience Summary Quiz

After reviewing the information related to the field experience summary, the candidate will complete a field experience summary quiz. (CLO: A, F)

Pre-CPAST Self-Reflection

The candidate will complete the self-reflection based on a lesson that has been taught during the practicum experience. (CLO: B, C)

Pre-CPAST (Host Teacher Evaluation)

The host teacher will evaluate the candidate’s performance during the practicum using the Pre-CPAST assessment. (CLO: A, C, D, E)

Attendance Time Log in FEM

The candidate will log all completed practicum hours in FEM in Livetext. The candidate’s host teacher will verify and approve the hours logged in Livetext. (CLO: A, F)

Thank-you Note for Host Teacher

The candidate will write a thank-you note to the Host Teacher showing gratitude for the privilege of completing the practicum in his/her classroom. The candidate will take a picture of the note and submit it to the Canvas assignment link. (CLO: C, E)