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Master Teachers Program

Master Teachers



Professional Development


Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities

ITEP (Integrated Teacher Education Program)

ITEP student teachers participate in a two-semester student teaching experience under the supervision of a credentialed, experiences special educator. In the first semester, students are part of a cohort that works collaboratively with students in the elementary teaching option.

Student Teaching Requirements

Preparatory Coursework

ITEP students are undergraduates. They do their student teaching while concurrently taking all of the coursework to receive a special education credential and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies.  They are expected to develop their understanding of the skills and competencies of the special education professional while participating in their 2-semester experience.

Assessment of Student Teachers
Observation Requirements

Each semester, the ITEP student teachers will be observed a minimum of 5 times by their University Supervisor and 6 times by their Cooperating Teacher. The observer will fill out an Education Specialist Feedback Form, and discuss it with the student teacher before distributing the copies as indicated on the form. Informal observations and feedback should be conducted throughout both semesters as appropriate.

Expected Competencies


ITEP student teachers will be evaluated on-line twice during each semester, by both their University Supervisor and their Cooperating Teacher.

Inclusive Experiences

The first semester ITEP student teaching experience must take place in an inclusive classroom.

Other Expectations

ITEP student teachers are expected to observe and/or participate in assessment of students with disabilities, writing of IEPs, IEP meetings, SST meetings, and other responsibilities of the special educator during their second semester student teaching experience.