ESL Specialist Certificate Upcoming Courses

ESL Specialist Certificate Upcoming Courses

Fall 2017

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.

August 24 - October 14, 2017
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.

October 19 - December 17, 2017
Thursday, 4:35-7:35 p.m.

Spring 2018

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 11, 2018 - February 24, 2018
Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 - 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 15, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Summer 2018

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)