Special Education

The Special Education Intern Program - Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)

 Learning to Teach While On-the-Job

The Intern Program is a post BA two-year program (including summers) designed for teachers who are eligible for an intern credential and are hired in a cooperating school district or other local educational agency.  Interns progress through the program as a cohort, must take a minimum of 6 units each semester that include 3 units of the SPED 506 intern practicum/seminar, and receive classroom support and mentorship throughout the program by university and district personnel.

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Program Requirements and Courses in the DHH Intern Credential Program (52 units)  

Preservice Component

All applicants are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of Pre-service Preparation. This preparation includes classroom management and planning, reading/language arts, specialty specific pedagogy, and human development, with 45 hours devoted specifically to teaching English learners.

Applicants holding a valid teaching credential with an EL authorization or a CLAD certificate meet the Pre-service Preparation component. Applicants without a valid teaching credential satisfy the Pre-service Preparation component through credential coursework.

Core Courses (18 units)

  • SPED 400: Development Differences: Implications in Special Education (3)
  • SPED 402: Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Support (3)
  • SPED 406: K-12 Literacy Instructions for Diverse Leaners with Special Needs (3)
  • SPED 416: Educating Diverse Learners with Disabilities and Working with their Families (3)
  • SPED 420: Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)
  • EED 565: Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction or SED 525: Methods of Teaching Single Subject (3)

Specialization Courses for DHH (22 units)

  • SPED 504D: Foundations of Deaf Education (3)
  • SPED 560: Development and Assessment of Language in DHH Students (3)
  • SPED 561D: Teaching Reading to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)
  • SPED 563: Audiology and Spoken English Development for Teachers of DHH Students (4)
  • SPED 565: Fundamentals of Teaching English to DHH Students (3)
  • SPED 566: Curriculum and Instruction for DHH Students (3)
  • SPED 567: Teaching DHH Students with Special Needs (3)

Fieldwork Courses for DHH (12 units)

  • SPED 506DHA: Special Education Internship Field Experience in DHH (3)
  • SPED 506DHB: Special Education Internship Field Experience in DHH (3)
  • SPED 506DHC: Special Education Internship Field Experience in DHH (3)
  • SPED 506DHD: Special Education Internship Field Experience in DHH (3)