2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSPED 4724 Senior Practicum and Seminar in Special Education

This semester-long practicum is designed to meet the standards for initial licensure as defined by the state of Massachusetts. Students must work in classrooms under the direction of experienced teachers and are supervised by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty. As a complement to the practicum, students participate in a weekly seminar. Challenges and concerns growing out of daily teaching are examined and related to instructional strategies and adaptations, theories, and classroom practice.




A grade of C or better in CEDUC 1352; C+ or better in CSPED 2354, CEDUC 2401 and CEDUC 3374; a cumulative grade point average of 3.0; all education and support courses completed excluding CEDUC 4188; a passing score on MA Educator Tests of Communication and Literacy Skills, Foundations of Reading, and General Curriculum. Taken for pass/fail grade


Fall and spring