Undergraduate Curriculum & Instruction Gen
2014 Spring Term
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SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 310
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 320
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 350
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.
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON BILINGUAL LEARNERS IN SCHOOLS
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 354
In the Seminar in ESL and Bilingual Education, students meet to reflect upon the relationship between program content and contemporary issues in the educational and socio-political experiences of linguistically diverse communities in the region and state. Rotating themes include family, community and cultural change.
ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 405
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 455
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 461
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 the cooperative method will be stressed. Meets the Department of Public Instruction's course requirement for vocational certification.
STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 470
Discussion and writing about practical issues of teaching as experienced in the full-time directed teaching semester. Incorporates presentations and panels by experienced educators as well as large- and small-group interaction to promote reflection and inform beginning teachers. Repeatable.
DRAMA IN EDUCATION
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 479
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 489
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. 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 licensure 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 490
Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in degree.
Curriculum & Instruction Gen 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.