Undergraduate Curriculum & Instruction Gen
2023 Fall Term
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NATURE AND CONSERVATION EDUCATION
This course is designed to help students develop the content knowledge, theory and strategies teachers need to incorporate nature pedagogy into their teaching practices so that children will grow up understanding the human impact on the environment and how to be helpful stewards of it. This course fulfills the conservation requirement for teacher licensure in Wisconsin.
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 TRANSLANGUAGING ACROSS CONTENT AREAS
In this course, students will develop the skills for utilizing pedagogical translanguaging across multiple content areas and grade bands. This includes translanguaging in relationship to disciplinary content knowledge, translanguaging as part of literacy instruction, and translanguaging as part of formative and summative assessment practices.
INTRODUCTION TO BILINGUAL/BICULTURAL EDUCATION AND ESL
This course explores the social, cultural, and educational issues connected to the experiences in schools of youth who are being raised in families and communities where languages other than English are commonly spoken. Some of these issues are: translanguaging (multilingual) teaching and learning, multicultural education, politics of language education and policy in the US; race, racism, and discrimination in schooling; design and implementation of bilingual and English as a 'Second' Language (ESL) programs; theories of second language acquisition; pedagogy and methods for teaching ESL; the social context of schooling and learning in the US; the role and meaning of culture;
MULTILINGUAL TEACHING METHODS
This course will provide students with the background to develop or select appropriate curricula and to design materials which enhance content-based language and literacy learning in K-12. The approach to curricular design and materials development is learner-centered and based in linguistically and culturally sustaining approaches, including translanguaging. This teaching methods course fulfills the requirements for both ESL-only and Bilingual/Bicultural + ESL licensure options.
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.
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.