Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Gen
2015 Spring Term
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SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS
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. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 310, CIGENRL 510, ESL 310, ESL 510
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
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. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 320, CIGENRL 520, ESL 320, ESL 520
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. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 350, CIGENRL 550, ESL 350, ESL 550
ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
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. CROSS-LISTED: ESL 405, CIGENRL 405, CIGENRL 605
TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
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
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
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.
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.)
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.
INTRODUCTION TO ELEM AND SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
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.
METHODS OF TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS
This course will focus on the teaching of adults in post-secondary institutions. Topics will include theories of adult education, learning styles, basic principles of curriculum development, lesson planning, classroom management, and alternative methods of delivering content. This course meets the Wisconsin Technical College System #52 certification requirement, Teaching Methods.
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.
SUPERVISION OF STUDENT TEACHERS
Basic course in supervision of student teachers, open to UW-W cooperating teachers, explores the respective roles and responsibilities of all student teaching personnel, nature of student teaching programs, procedures followed in the selection of cooperating teachers and assignment of student teachers. Attention is also given to the recognition of skills and activities fundamental to the development of effective teachers.
POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
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.
Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.