Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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EDUC 202 - Field Experience in Special Education

Provides a structured field-based experience for students to observe teachers and students in special education setting in local public schools. Applying concepts learned in EDUC 201 , students reflect on teaching and learning with diverse student populations. Experiences in a small group and individual instruction provide a transition from theory to practice. Attendance at on-campus and school site orientations required before beginning observations. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): EDUC 201 . Five hours lecture and thirty hours practicum each semester.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Describe and implement the components of a positive teacher disposition, including the reliability, communication, initiative, behavior, and responsiveness expected of pre-service and in-service teachers.
  • Identify the demands and rewards of working with students with disabilities in the general education classroom and/or other special education environments.
  • Discuss modification and accommodation strategies for several types of disabilities.
  • Compare and contrast the principles of mainstreaming and inclusion.
  • Observe how students with disabilities are integrated into the overall school.
  • Identify ways that policies and regulations are implemented in the actual classroom.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of collaboration between special and general educators in affecting student learning.
  • Begin to plan ways to individualize behavior management in the classroom.
  • Implement appropriate teaching techniques with small groups or individual students at the request of the mentor teacher.

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