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IESE Field Experience
Department of Education
MINNESOTA’S ONLY UNDERGRADUATE DUAL LICENSURE INTEGRATED ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER PREPARATION MAJOR
Successful completion of the B.A.Sc from UMD's Integrated Elementary and Special Education (IESE) major qualifies students to apply for state licensure to teach K-6 elementary education and K-12 Academic and Behavioral Strategist (special education in the areas of learning disabilities and emotional behavior disorders). The major also provides a good foundation for programs leading to licensure as an elementary principal or school counselor, employment in public and private schools as well as correctional settings, human service agencies, hospital-based settings and private practice.
- Jennifer Frisch, IESE Major Contact
- Dr. Gerry Nierengarten, Special Education Major Contact
- Jim Sersha, Director of Field Experiences, IESE Block 2 and Student Teaching Placements
- Beth Ruark, IESE Block 1 and 3 Placements
Field Placement Requirements for MN State Licensure:
|License||Pre-Block Volunteering||Block 1 Practicum||Block 2 Practicum||Block 3 Practicum||Block 4 Practicum||Block 5 Practicum||MN State Requirement in statute|
K-6 Elementary Education
K-12 Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist
|Minimum 60 hours experience including a classroom setting and diverse experience||Practicum 8 hrs/wk for 7 wks+ 5 wks full time = 256 hrs K-6 General Education (ElEd candidates will have a primary and intemediate level placement)||Practicum 1 day per week for 16 weeks 5 weeks full time K-8 Special Education||Practicum 8 hrs/wk for 7 wks+ 5 wks full time = 256 hrs K-6 General Education (ElEd candidates will have a primary and intermediate level placement)||Student Teaching 16 weeks K-6 General Education||Student Teaching 10 weeks 9-12 Special Education|
Elementary Education: Must have field experience in primary (Grades K-3) & intermediate elementary (Grades 4-6) levels through the combination of field placements and student teaching.
Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist: Must have field experience in: primary (kindergarten through grade 4), middle level (grades 5 through 8), and secondary (grades 9 through 12, including transition programs) settings through the combination of field placements & student teaching.