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In the past few years at UPJ, we have placed secondary education
students, disabled and in
wheel chairs, into student
teaching.   Both had completed all the requirements in our program,
including required
pre-student teaching field experiences,
and were thus eligible for student teaching.  We found  willing school
districts and
co-operating  teachers and the student
teachers were responsible for hiring someone to help with their own
physical needs.  They
were held to the same standards as
anyone being evaluated for teaching competence.  Both completed student
teaching and were
certified.

Typically, one is not hired as a teacher in Pennsylvania with an
education degree but without
certification.

David Hayes
Chair
Dvision of Education
U of Pittsburgh at Johnstown