I'm just curious how all of you felt when you started in SPED (pref from the start, and not switching subjects) when you were done with your course work. It just seems like I'm reading pages upon pages and nothing is internalizing. Taking two graduate summer courses at once, this weekend I read 240+ pages of dense material on assessment, RTI, pedagogy, etc. I feel like I'm going to finish everything and know nothing. I want to be effective, how can I remember all these pedagogy techniques and use them? I want to know the paper work inside and out. Will this understanding come after student teaching? I'm lucky, I'm doing dual certification so I'll student teach for exactly one year, because my state's decided that LD and EBD certification each require their own student teaching experience. Let me know how you felt. When did things click?