Undergraduate Curriculum & Instruction Gen
2023 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, syntax, semantics), with special attention to language acquisition and sociolinguistics. Course assignments will relate to the teaching of linguistically diverse communities.
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
In Second Language Acquisition, students will develop a working knowledge of contemporary issues and theories in learning additional languages with special attention to the oral and written communication of bilingual learners of English. Linguistic principles studied are also pertinent for those teaching World languages.
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.
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON BILINGUAL LEARNERS IN SCHOOLS
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
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.
CURRENT TOPICS IN EDUCATION
An in-depth examination of a single current topic of interest to preservice teachers seeking licensure in Early Childhood through Grade 12. Topics will vary from semester to semester, and may include, for example, discussions of national curriculum standards for school subjects, assessment issues, intervention, etc.
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.
PRINCIPLES OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
This course examines the history and development of career and technical education both in the United States and Wisconsin. The administrative structure of career and technical education at the local, state, and national levels is outlined. Career and technical education (CTE) program areas are discussed with emphasis given to issues, trends, and problems in career and technical education. Students will be introduced to the 12 elements of high quality Career and Technical education, learn about CTE-specific pedagogy and begin applying them to planning, instruction, and assessment. This course meets the Department of Public Instruction's course requirement for vocational certification (1281).
STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
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.
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.
Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable.