Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Gen
2014 Spring Term
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SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 510
In Survey of Educational Linguistics, students will examine certain core areas of linguistics (phonology, morphology and syntax), with special attention to language acquisition. Course assignments will relate to the teaching of linguistically diverse communities.
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 520
In The Spoken Language & Discourse Analysis, students will develop working knowledge of contemporary issues in the teaching of oral communication (speaking and listening skills) to learners of ESL. Linguistic principles studied are also pertinent for those teaching foreign languages.
INTRODUCTION TO ESL AND BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 550
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.
ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 605
This course explores policies, procedures, and instruments used to assess English language proficiency and academic achievement of limited English proficient students in American public schools. Included in this are the areas of English and native language competence; program placement, progress, and exit; alternative assessments in ESL, bilingual and mainstream classrooms.
TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 655
This course is an examination of various techniques and materials being used to teach content area subject matter in ESL/bilingual education programs. Other topics of discussion include language assessment and adaptation of materials to the learner's language proficiency and cultural experience. The course is taught in English, but discussion will take place in other languages so that students have the opportunity to expand and improve their command of the language used as a medium of instruction.
ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATION OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 661
Study of career and technical education programs which utilize the internship/youth apprenticeship/cooperative method of instruction. Includes the knowledge and procedures necessary to implement the quality components of an occupational program. Successful coordination of a program using teh cooperative method will be stressed. Meets the Department of Public Instruction's course requirement for vocational certification.
DRAMA IN EDUCATION
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 679
This course is an introduction to the philosophy, methodologies, and practice of educational drama. The course explores how drama can alter the social relationships and modes of interactions among diverse teachers and students so that learning can become more engaging and more critical.
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 689
Designed to acquaint the teacher education student with the problems and procedures of securing a teaching position. Includes consideration of professional ethics, preparation of placement credentials, teacher certification practices, interviewing techniques and teaching contracts. Reviews opportunities for professional advancement through graduate study. (Open to teacher education students. Should be taken the semester prior to graduation or the semester of graduation.)
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 690
Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques.
ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 723
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.
INTRODUCTION TO ELEM AND SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 728
Introduction to K-12 Elementary and Secondary Administration is a three-credit graduate course designed to introduce students to the main themes of research and practice in American primary and secondary school leadership through a sustained investigation of the conditions for successful instructional leadership.
OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 765
Study of guidance and career selection procedures appropriate for use with students in grades K-14; includes occupational information, career exploration techniques, and employment opportunities for the new employee and those retraining.
POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 791
This course is designed to provide hands-on teaching experience in a post-secondary education environment. The experience will provide the student with an opportunity to gain experience and apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 798
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 799
Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.