This online seminar has been developed for candidates in the Teaching All Learner's (TAL) program as they bridge knowledge of theory with practice in student teaching while in special education placements. M427 is a complementary seminar to M420 student teaching seminar with the Office of Clinical Practices. TAL candidates will be in M420 during their general elementary education placement and in M427 during their special education placement. The M427 seminar will be structured for fall and spring semesters and align with candidate' student teaching in special education in the local area (within a 60 mile area around Bloomington).
The content of M427 will be closely aligned with the current M420 student teaching seminar when candidates are completing their teacher performance assessment (edTPA). TAL candidates will have a choice to complete the edTPA during the special education placement or during the general education placement. M427 will also integrate content standards from Council for Exceptional Children (CEC Standards, 2012) for collaboration. Collaboration standards will be addressed in each seminar (M420 and M427).
The content for M427 will vary depending on whether candidates are completing the Special Education edTPA in this semester. For this reason M427 will offer two tracks candidates must follow to successfully complete the seminar M427 edTPA Track or M427 non-edTPA Track. The edTPA must be successfully completed in either M427 or M420.