Special Education Internship

Course code EDUC4060
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


Requires the student to undertake 50 days of full time school based experience in different special education settings. The Intern will be responsible for half the colleague teacher's teaching load. In addition, Interns will be expected to interact within the school and its community.


Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015


  • Semester 2 - 2015


  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the role of the special education teacher as a professional;

2. Analyse community, school and class contexts and identify the need for planning;

3. Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, manage, assess and evaluate teaching and learning in both short and long term in multiple contexts within the environment of the school;

4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate with students, colleague teacher, school staff and community members;

5. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of teachers' work in school systems; and

6. Demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on their own practice.


The subject requires 50 days of school-based experience in different special education settings. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in: general professional attributes, content studies; teaching and learning - planning, implementation, and management; assessment and evaluation; literacy and communication; and working in schools, systems and communities.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours), Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours), Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) or B Early Childhood Teaching programs.

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC3023 or EDUC3142 In addition, students undertaking the Internship must have successfully completed 240 credit points of Bachelor of Teaching/relevant discipline degree.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst, Ourimbah and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term


Face to Face Off Campus 30 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

50 day Internship


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term