Michelle Henrich Assistant Professor of Education

MichelleHenrich

Education:
Ed.S., M.S., University of South Dakota
B.S., Northern State University

712-707-7367
michelle.henrich@nwciowa.edu
VPH 200F

Michelle Henrich has more than 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, interventionist and elementary principal—most recently serving as a principal in the Sioux City Community Schools and the Douglas School District in South Dakota. She holds an Education Specialist degree in administration and a master’s degree in technology for teaching and learning, both from the University of South Dakota. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate special education courses, she oversees the policies and curriculum for graduate endorsements in special education.

SPED518 - Characteristics of Disabilities

This course will provide a survey of characteristics and educational needs of students with disabilities. Attention will be given to the definition, etiology, characteristics and various educational alternatives for each of the exceptionalities. Students will learn to design instructional programs for success by building on the abilities, strengths, and interests of exceptional students by using highly effective, research-based practices to promote student achievement. (3 credits)

SPED547 - Special Education Student Teaching K-8

Endorsement #260 candidates will complete a supervised student teaching experience in a Special Education setting. This practicum endorses the student teacher to become a teacher in a mild and moderate special education program for children from K to eighth grade by preparing the student to schedule, evaluate, collaborate, write IEPs, and develop strategies to address special needs of children. This is 15 day experience with time spent in both a K-5 and 6-8 setting. (3 credits) (Graded on a pass/no pass basis.)

SPED548 - Special Education Student Teaching 5-12

Endorsement #261 candidates will complete a supervised student teaching experience in a Special Education setting. This practicum endorses the student teacher to become a teacher in a mild and moderate special education program for children from 5 - 12 grade by preparing the student to schedule, evaluate, collaborate, write IEPs, and develop strategies to address special needs of children. This is a 15-day experience with time spent in both a 5-8 and 9-12 setting. (3 credits) (Graded on a pass/no pass basis.)

SPED549 - Special Education Student Teaching K-12

Endorsement #263 & 264 candidates will complete a supervised student teaching experience in a Special Education setting. This practicum endorses the student teacher to become a teacher in a mild and moderate special education program for children from K-12 by preparing the student to schedule, evaluate, collaborate, write IEPs, and develop strategies to address special needs of children. This is a 15-day experience with time spent in a K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 setting. (3 credits) (Graded on a pass/no pass basis.)

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