Field Experience B: Special Education Teacher and General Education Teacher Interviews
Number of sources: 3
The role of the special education professional is a collaborative role and requires a specific skill set and understanding of the laws and regulations that prescribe the procedures and processes to ensure a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities.
This is a Block 1 Field Experience. In this block, your field experience must be completed before or after school, or other designated times when students are not present.
You will interview a special education teacher and a general education teacher for this assignment to gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of these service providers in the school setting.
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Interview a certified special education teacher and a general education teacher from a K-12 setting about the following:
What is your role in the IEP process?
What steps need to be followed prior to an IEP being created for an individual with disabilities?
How do you involve parents in the special education process?
What support do you offer parents of individuals with disabilities?
How do you collaborate with the school psychologist and administration in the special education process?
What resources and training does the district provide teachers regarding special education?
How do you collect data for IEP progress monitoring?
Additionally, ask the special education teacher the following
How do you collaborate with general education teachers to meet the needs of your students?
Ask the general education teacher the following:
How do you collaborate with the special education teacher to meet the needs of your students?
In 500-750 words, identify the school setting, summarize, and reflect upon your interviews and explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.