Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Gen
2023 Fall Term
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SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS
In Survey of Educational Linguistics, students will examine certain core areas of linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), with special attention to language acquisition and sociolinguistics. Course assignments will relate to the teaching of linguistically diverse communities.
PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
Pedagogical Grammar for English Learners is a component of the licensure minor in Teaching ESL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education. This course prepares teachers to instruct non-native learners in English grammar. Students examine selected grammatical topics to better comprehend the structure of English and to develop a repertoire of techniques for teaching them.
INTRODUCTION TO ESL AND BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION
History, philosophy and rationale for ESL and bilingual/bicultural education. A study of the social, cultural, and psychological issues affecting learners for whom English is an additional language and who are considered "minorities" in the U.S. A focus on multicultural education as related to the teaching and learning of language minority students.
ESL METHODS AND CURRICULUM
ESL Methods and Curriculum will provide students with the background to develop curricula and to design materials that integrate content and language learning using a learner-centered approach.
CURRENT TOPICS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
An in-depth examination of a single current topic of interest to teachers in grades 6-12. Topics will vary from semester to semester, and may include, for example, national curriculum standards for school subjects, writing across the curriculum, cooperative learning in a specific subject, the school-to-work transition, or instruction on specific themes such as the environment or communication. Repeatable for credit.
APPLIED THEORY TO PRACTICE FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
This course connects the theoretical and empirical bases with practical applications for a current topic important to PreK-12 school districts. An application project will be included. Topics will vary from semester to semester and may include, for example, Using Assessment to Drive Instruction or Literacy Development and Instruction for the General Classroom Teacher. Repeatable for credit
ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION
As the introductory course for graduate studies in education, this seminar will provide an introduction to the use of research to support practice through an investigation of essential philosophical questions and current educational issues. Students will connect these studies to reflections on their own practice as they develop skills of analysis and argumentation.
SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION
Analysis of basic concepts of supervision and competencies essential to effective supervisory performance. Extended examination of current and emerging supervisory practices found in local school districts. Supervision as a process is considered in a variety of roles and positions of leadership.
Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.