English as a Second Language (ESL) - Online and Distance Education

English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

Courses

The program consists of 33 credit hours including:

Core Course Requirements - 15 credit hours

ECI 579 - Organization and Behavioral Management of Inclusive Classrooms

Units: 3

To increase students' knowledge of persons with high incidence disabilities [i.e., learning disability, mild intellectual disability, and serious emotional disability], and how to manage the behavior of all pupils in educational environments. Characteristics of students with high incidence disabilities will be emphasized , as well as strategies to reduce the likelihood of problem behavior of all pupils in the classroom.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ED 507 - Principles of Developing and Interpreting Assessment

Units: 2

Designed to enable students to understand and use appropriate classroom assessment practices by applying knowledge of pedagogy and development to high-quality strategies for formative and summative assessment. Students will explore best practices using developmentally-appropriate assessment strategies including authentic assessment, portfolios, and electronic portfolios, real-time feedback, open-and closed-ended formal assessments, and standardized testing. Particular attention will be paid to examining the rationale for assessment, and the implications of assessment.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ED 508 - Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community

Units: 3

Students will explore and apply the major philosophical and historical influences to current educational context as they relate to issues of diversity. Focus will be placed on theoretical and practical issues of diversity in classroom settings, especially related to culture, race, gender, ethnicity, language, and socio-economic levels. [Field-based experiences will be required].

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ED 569 - Teaching Internship: MAT

Units: 4

A supervised teaching experience requiring a minimum of 10 consecutive full-time weeks in an appropriate school classroom. Designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for teaching at the elementary, middle and/or secondary level. Includes regularly scheduled clinical observations and conferences. Requires successful completion of at least 21 hrs. in the MAT program and approval by specialty area faculty. Student responsible for transportation to placement site.

Offered in Fall and Spring

TYPE: Internship Course

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

ED 570 - Classroom Action Research

Units: 1

Provides a brief introduction to educational research focusing specifically on classroom action research. Requires admission to MAT; completion of 6 hours in the program.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ED 571 - Inquiry and Professional Development

Units: 1

Builds on earlier course work [ED 570] preparing students to refine an action research proposal, collect data in a school setting, write a report, and to identify resources and activities that will support their ongoing professional development; requires 9 hours of graduate credit in the MAT curriculum.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ED 572 - Teacher Leadership

Units: 1

This course explores the multiple contexts, roles, and approaches to teacher leadership in classrooms, schools, communities, and professional organizations. Requires at least 30 credit hours in the MAT program.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term

Specialty Area Course Requirements - 18 credit hours

ECI 541 - Reading In the Content Areas

Units: 3

Methods in instruction for applying reading to content areas, with emphasis on means of improving comprehension, vocabulary and learning strategies in subject matter classrooms.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1 2022 Summer Term 2

EDP 504 - Advanced Educational Psychology

Units: 3

A critical appraisal of current psychological findings relevant to educational practice and theory.

Offered in Spring Only

ENG 524 - Introduction to Linguistics

Units: 3

Introduction to theoretical linguistics, especially for students in language, writing and literature curricula. Phonology, syntax, semantics, history of linguistics; relation of linguistics to philosophy, sociology and psychology; application of theory to analysis of texts.

Offered in Fall Only

ENG 525 - Variety In Language

Units: 3

Language variation description, theory, method and application; focus on regional, social, ethnic and gender varieties; sociolinguistic analysis, basic discourse analysis.

Offered in Fall Only

ENG 533 - Bilingualism and Language Contact

Units: 3

Linguistic, cultural and socio-political aspects of bi- and mulitlingualism in a global context. Issues and implications of bilingualism from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics inlcude: language maintenance and shift; child and adult bilingualism; relationship between language, culture and identity in bi- and multilingual situations; psycholinguistic aspects and lingustic outcomes of bilingual contact, such as code-switching, convergence and language attrition; language ideology, the politics of language choice and language policy; globalization and intercultural communication. Must hold graduate standing or get consent of instructor for advanced undergraduate students.

Offered in Spring Only

FL 524 - Linguistics for ESL Professionals

Units: 3

Study of the diachronic nature of language and the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic features of English in relation to other world language groups. Application of linguistic principles to the ESL classroom. Analysis of common errors in grammar due to first language interference. Discussion of teaching strategies based on current research in second-language acquisition. Credit will not be given for both FL 424 and FL 524.

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term