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2024-2025 Catalog 
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SPE 155 - Special Education Practical Experiences 1

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Off Site Contact Hours with Faculty: 1
Off Site Contact Hours Without Faculty: 8
Description: Students will have a supervised practical field experience working directly with persons with special needs in a special needs setting. Students will complete 120 hours of field experiences. They will integrate classroom knowledge and teaching strategies with practical field experiences working directly with persons with special needs. Michigan Central Registry Clearance by the Michigan Department of Human Services and a current TB test are required for this course. This course requires all students must meet the requirements of a criminal background check.

Prerequisites: ECE 110  or EDUC 110  ; SPE 100  or EDUC 200  
Corequisites: SPE 220  if not taken previously
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Course Competencies
  1. Practice observational techniques.
  2. Identify special education-appropriate environments and the materials used by students.
  3. Assess the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development of children through objective observations.
  4. Conduct accurate, objective observations which support a thorough and informative case study.
  5. Demonstrate the special education teaching techniques which promote students’ positive self-concepts, cognitive development, responsibility, and social competence.
  6. Exercise professionalism.
  7. Document the Child Protection Law and Mandated Reporting of Suspected Abuse and Neglect.
  8. Investigate curriculum offerings within an educational center.
  9. Show mature decision-making skills.

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