ESL Specialist Certificate Upcoming Courses

ESL Specialist Certificate Upcoming Courses

Summer 2015

EDUC 475 (3 credits)  ESL Leadership, Research, and Advocacy

EDUC 495 (1 credit)  Field Experience Internship

The capstone course of the certificate program requires candidates to conduct action research or a literature review while representing their role as ESL instructional leaders, educational researchers, and ELL advocates who support the social, cultural, and political rights of ELLs and their families.

(Both EDUC 475 and EDUC 495 run consecutively)

  • May 14, 16, 28, 30  June 11, 13, 18, 20
  • Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Fall 2015

EDUC 466 (3 credits)  Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language
Gain a critical understanding and appreciation for language diversity and culture while enhancing knowledge and skills necessary to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, their families and their communities.

  • September 10, 12, 17, 19, October 1, 3, 15, 17
  • Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

EDUC 468 (3 credits)  Language Acquisition for ESL Teachers
Explore first and second language learning, socio-cultural contexts and learner variables, and the issues related to cognition and developmental psycholinguistics.

  • November 5, 7, 19, 21, December 3, 5, 10, 12
  • Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Spring 2016

EDUC 467 (3 credits)  English Language Structure and Linguistics for ESL Teachers
Develop a greater understanding of major linguistic and structural concepts and issues and how diversity shapes the educational experience of ELLs and immigrant populations in general.  Students can link course content with their personal ESL experience.

  • January 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30, February 4, 6
  • Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

EDUC 469 (3 credits)  Teaching ESL Methods and Assessments
Learn and integrate curricular, instructional, and assessment theories and practices into the elementary/secondary classroom setting to promote language and literacy development.

  • March 3, 5, 17, 19, 31, April 2, 14, 16
  • Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Summer 2016

EDUC 475 (3 credits)  ESL Leadership, Research, and Advocacy

EDUC 495 (1 credit) Field Experience Internship
The capstone course of the certificate program requires candidates to conduct action research or a literature review while representing their role as ESL instructional leaders, educational researchers, and ELL advocates who support the social, cultural, and political rights of ELLs and their families.

(Both EDUC 475 and EDUC 495 run consecutively)

  • May 12, 14, 19, 21,  June 2, 4, 16, 18
  • Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.