Student Teaching

MCC welcomes student teachers from programs throughout the city. First and foremost, MCC must be approved by your program and you must complete the necessary requirements through your university. MCC has student teaching opportunities for most ages in 1:1 classrooms, 2:1 classrooms and less restrictive classrooms. All of the classrooms are self-contained, but the students have many inclusion opportunities throughout the week. In addition, all classrooms use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to drive teaching methods and ensure progress is made.

Once placed at MCC, student teachers complete similar training that any full-time instructor would complete. On a day-to-day basis, student teachers are expected to maintain student safety, work 1:1 or 2:1 with students, provide support during group and social activities, provide support during lunch and leisure skills, and if their schedule permits, graph and maintain student programming.

MCC will work collaboratively with the university program to ensure observations and assignments are completed.

Responsibilities of Student Teachers may include:

  • Running instruction with students in 1:1 or 2:1 settings and support in group settings
  • Promoting generalization of skills acquired in structured setting
  • Experience in or a genuine interest in ABA
  • Following students’ behavior intervention plans and reporting all behavior management issues to the teacher
  • Working collaboratively with teacher to ensure timely completion of school-related projects
  • Attending relevant staff trainings
  • Eyes-on and hands-on supervision of students within the classroom and during transitions within and out of the building
  • Planning, preparing, and implementing group activities as assigned by the Lead Teacher
  • Graphing and analyzing daily data
  • Supporting students during lunch, leisure skills and community based instruction
  • Arriving on time and remaining at placement for duration of assignment

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college
  • Enrollment in a related Master’s program
  • Experience in or a genuine interest in ABA
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Positive and warm attitude

Undergraduate Summer Internships

Requirements:

  • Running instruction with students in 1:1 or 2:1 settings and support in group settings
  • Enrollment in a 4 year program – anticipated completion of a bachelor’s degree
  • Sensitivity to the needs of all students
  • Must have a positive/can-do attitude
  • Working collaboratively with teacher to ensure timely completion of school-related projects
  • Attending relevant staff trainings
  • A desire to acquire effective training techniques in behavior analysis programming

Responsibilities of Interns may include:

  • Supporting students during instruction
  • Promoting generalization of skills acquired in structured setting
  • Attending relevant staff trainings
  • Preparing student specific and group materials
  • Supporting students during lunch, leisure skills and community based instruction
  • Arriving on time each day
  • Following directions provided by the Lead Teacher and classroom instructors

To apply for a student teaching position or internship, please submit all cover letters and resumes to Nitasha Dickes

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Nitasha Dickes