MSE 8802 Student Teaching in Special Education

This supervised field experience requires at least 80 full student teaching days. Areas of concentration are Special Education. Teacher candidates are placed with individual cooperating teachers or with teams of cooperating teachers in approved clinical settings. Teacher Candidates are monitored and supported by Wilmington University supervisors. Placement priority is given to settings that serve culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse student populations. A minimum of 15 clock hours is scheduled by the Wilmington University supervisors to address professional issues related to the clinical semester and to provide support and assistance with the completion of the required professional portfolio. Student Teaching is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Note: Once candidates pay for the course, they will need to purchase an ETS voucher from the Bookstore to be used at to activate a PPAT account. Successful completion of the PPAT is required for degree completion and conferral. College of Education's target score for the PPAT is 43 points. Additional details about the PPAT will be explained during the mandatory student teaching orientation.




A new Federal and Delaware CBC (Criminal Background Check) Report sent / delivered to the Office of Clinical Studies in its original sealed envelope. A new TB/PPD, Health Authorization Form and completed CPR (Child Protection Registry Form) uploaded into Taskstream. A completed Student Teaching Fieldwork application in Taskstream by the deadlines of February 1 for placement in Fall and August 1 for placement in Spring. Program Chair approval is required for course registration.