Special Education Internship

Course code EDUC4060Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Professional Experience: this course has a compulsory 50 day full time professional experience component.

The University of Newcastle, the NSW Institute of Teachers and our education partners in schools and centres require that all students demonstrate a commitment to professional teaching practice by attending and engaging in lectures, tutorials and other activities provided by the university within our Teacher Education programs.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAfter successfully completing EDUC4060 Internship students should be able to:

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.
ContentThe 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.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC3023 or EDUC3142

In addition, students undertaking the Internship must have successfully completed 240 credit points of Bachelor of Teaching/relevant discipline degree.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practicum
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Professional Portfolio (Special Education)
ReportsStudents 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. Successful completion of Internship will result in the award of an ungraded pass.

A pass (ungraded) will be recommended when:
1. The School of Education receives the original signed report indicating that the student has met requirements; and
2. The relevant Assistant Director of Professional Experience confirms that all requirements to pass the course have been met.

Withdrawal from a course containing a Placement.
This course contains a professional experience placement, so the official withdrawal policy is different to other University courses. In this course, students may withdraw without academic penalty one week or more before the placement is due to begin. In other words, the official final date for withdrawal is one week prior to commencement of the placement. This will allow prior notice to be given to schools of any student_s intention to withdraw from the placement, and may allow the place to be re-allocated.
Withdrawal after the official date will usually result in an _F_ grade. If there are special circumstances, students may apply to the Head of School for permission to withdraw from the course, after the official final date, without academic penalty. Permission to withdraw will not normally be given to students who have begun the placement and been placed _at risk_ or advised that they are likely to fail.
Contact HoursLecture: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Teaching (Double Degrees) and Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching and associated combined degree programs.

Mandatory Program Component.
This course has a Mandatory Program Component. Students must have completed EDUC3023 or EDUC 3142 to progress to EDUC4060.

Child protection and Privacy
Before commencing the professional experience placement, students in this course must hold a current child protection certificate; have signed a Prohibited Employment Declaration; and a Confidentiality statement; and have undergone a Criminal Record Check.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC4060