Directed Teaching Placement Seminar II   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ED 394 - Directed Teaching Placement Seminar II

3 Credit(s)
In the second half of the directed teaching seminar, Credential Candidates learn how to set student expectations based on their knowledge of typical and atypical development. Candidates also develop and implement behavior support plans and design accommodations that promote successful education and social experiences. Emphasis is placed on the modification of lessons and instructional support of English learners, diverse learners, and learners with exceptionalities. Candidates explore school and community demographics and consider methods for teaching diverse populations. Finally, they illustrate the ability to coordinate, direct, and communicate effectively with other special education service providers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals/instructional assistants, and volunteers for useful instructional activities using methods that promote positive behavior and social skills for building constructive relationships between all students.

It is through this course that each candidate completes the CalTPA Cycle II "Assessment-Driven Instruction" as a performance-based measure of the knowledge and skills taught in this course. Finally, candidates complete an Individual Development Plan that assists them in transitioning into their Clear Credential Program. Seminar discussion topics will include, but are not limited to, developmental theories, diversity: an anti-bias approach, reflection, soliciting for feedback, collaborating with colleagues, professional development, and professional responsibility, integrity, and ethical conduct.

This is a 3-unit course totaling 45 total hours: if taught on ground, this breaks down to 30 hours of face-to-face instructional time and 15 hours online instruction through Canvas. Please note that for every 1 hour of instructional time there is an expected 2 hours of out of class requirements allocated for readings, journals, assignments, etc.  Interns working on their Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential will be placed in this course to receive support with the CalTPA. Prerequisite(s): ED 393