Hands-On Field Experiences in Special Education
Field experiences provide an opportunity for you to directly connect the theories and practices you are learning in your courses by working directly with students with disabilities in schools.
Practical experience in schools, working directly with students with disabilities, is a major component of our Special Education programs. As a Special Education major you will have frequent field experiences. Below are a few examples of field experiences you will have as a Special Education major at UMF.
In Your First Year
Opportunities to be a mentor and volunteer in local schools.
In Your Second Year
A semester-long supervised practicum working with students with disabilities in a local school.
Upper Level and Advanced Courses
Frequent field experiences where you gain hands-on practice applying methods you are learning in your courses.
In Your Senior Year
A semester-long supervised student teaching experience working alongside an experienced Special Education teacher in a Special Education setting.