Clinical Practice/Seminar for Moderate/Severe Disabilities I (Student Teaching)
Students with moderate to severe disabilities require specialized support
to address unique learning needs resulting from a range of intellectual,
behavioral, emotional, communication, sensory, and/or motor impairments.
During clinical practice, teacher candidates are provided with on-site
experiences that provide the support described in the students’ Individual
Educational Programs (IEP). These experiences include, but are not limited to,
creating an appropriate classroom physical environment for students with
moderate to severe disabilities, conducting formal and informal assessments
in order to determine the students’ current levels of performance, planning
instructional level annual goals and short-term objectives that are aligned
with the California Content Standards, monitoring students’ progress toward
instructional goals and short-term objectives, identifying behaviors impeding
learning, and remediate by implementing positive behavior supports.