Department of Writing and Linguistics

The Department of Writing and Linguistics, in conjunction with the College of Education, offers a certificate program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics.

ESED   5233G   Applied Linguistics: ESOL

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An in-depth study of the major theories of first and second language acquisition and their implications for instruction. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5233.

ESED   5234G   Cultural Issues: ESOL

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The principles of culture and its link to second language learning, as well as, problems of teaching in a multicultural classroom. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5234.

ESED   5235G   Methods for ESOL

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to current second language acquisition theory and its application to curriculum development and instructional strategies. Participants in this course will design curriculum and learning activities that facilitate the use of English as a Second Language in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, participants will learn how to develop strategies for integrating school, neighborhood, and home resources to further the education ESOL students. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ESED   5233 or ESED   5233G, ESED   5234 or ESED   5234G; and admission to Teacher Education Program or hold a valid teaching certification.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5235.

ESED   5799G   Student Teaching in P-12 Education

9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Student Teaching is a period of guided teaching during which the candidate, under the direction of a clinical supervisor, takes increasing responsibility for leading the school experiences of a given group of learners over a period of consecutive weeks and engages more or less directly in many of the activities which constitute the wide range of a teacher's assigned responsibilities.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5799.

ESED   6798   Supervised Practicum

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A supervised teaching experience in a middle grade or secondary classroom. Emphasis is placed on instructional planning, classroom management, and student evaluations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGED   6131 or SCED   6131.

ESED   6799   Supervised Internship

9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A fifteen-week supervised teaching experience in the specific teaching field and grade levels for which one is being certified. Candidates seeking initial certification in middle grades or in one of the secondary or P-12 teaching fields will complete the supervised internship for initial certification. Emphasis is placed on instructional planning, methodology, classroom management, and assessment of student learning.

ESED   7090   Special Topics

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Promotes specialized training appropriate to the needs of inservice teachers. Attention will be given to a range of specific problems in the elementary, middle, or secondary classrooms.

ESED   7131   Enhancing Student Performance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course will emphasize strategies for selecting and adapting curriculum, instruction, resources, and assessments in order to maximize learning. The course will provide educators with ways to identify, analyze, and use results from multiple performance assessments to plan instruction aimed at enhancing and demonstrating learning. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

ESED   7132   Framework for Teaching

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of teaching and learning strategies associated with effective teaching practices. Emphasis is placed upon the relationships that exit between student development, instructional practices, educational environments, continuous reflection and assessment, learning communities, and dispositions of the profession.

ESED   7133   Trends, Issues, and Research in Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to help practitioners develop critical frameworks for designing and evaluating educational practices and programs within the context of current trends and issues in education. Emphasis is placed on specific research findings and their application to practice, in addition to the development of analytical and communicative skills needed to improve teaching and learning. Candidates will formulate their own professional goals that will culminate with the presentation of a professional portfolio at the end of the program.

ESED   8130   Research on Current Trends and Issues

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides candidates the opportunity for in-depth exploration and reflection of current trends, issues and research of effective teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on the topics of reform/renewal and the moral dimensions of teaching and learning. Candidates will identify researchable topics, examine and synthesize quantitative and qualitative research related to such topics and write a first draft of a literature review.

Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Ed. S. Program.

ESED   8131   Teacher Leadership

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an action-oriented experience that explores the multiple aspects of the teacher as a leader. Teachers will discover their own leadership potential as they delve into the characteristics of leadership, adult development, the school culture, interpersonal and technical skills, and tasks and functions of leadership. Examination and application of processes, systems, strategies, and leadership to achieve results in classroom, building, and larger educational arenas. A goal is to develop a working knowledge of characteristics of successful organizational systems, core values, and educational concepts that ensure continual improvement of teaching and leadership methods.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment with a minimum grade of "C" in ESED   8130.

ESED   8132   Curriculum and Instruction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide the experienced teacher and graduate candidate with an opportunity to examine and explore current trends and issues in curriculum and instruction and the impact of these trends and issues on student learning outcomes. A focus is on the critical evaluation of traditional and non-traditional curriculums, the influence of professional standards on curriculum across content areas, and the development of effective instructional practices to enhance academic achievement for all students. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in ESED   8130 with a minimum grade of "C".

ESED   8537   Trends: Math/Science/Computer Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Current trends and issues in teaching mathematics, science, and computing technology in the schools. Emphasis is placed on research findings, recommendations of professional organizations and effective practices that connect the teaching of mathematics and science, supported by computing technology. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

ESED   8538   Applications: Math/Science Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Addresses the integration of mathematics and science in the classroom and serves to correlate knowledge from science and mathematics courses with practical applications in local industries. Topics focus on applications of mathematics in science contexts, while emphasizing the relevance of mathematics and science to every day life. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

ESED   8539   Computer Technology in Math/Science Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Applications of computing technologies such as graphics calculators, computers and the Internet in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on integrating these technologies into the teaching of school mathematics and science. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

ESED   8839   Seminar and Field Study

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

Students will initiate, complete and present an acceptable field-based research study, developed and approved in EDUR   8434. This course will focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing data, as well as composing a formal research paper based on the research study. The course culminates with an oral presentation of the study. Seminars will be held that focus on current trends, issues, and research in one's teaching field and certification level. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field. *Students are limited to register for this course twice during the program of study*.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EDUR   8131 and EDUR   8434 and ESED   8130 and ESED   8131 and ESED   8132 and ITEC   8231.

ESED   8890   Directed Individual Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The candidate, under the direction of the instructor, will identify and study a topic applicable to one's teaching field.

ESED   9131   Inquiry and Development of Educational Practice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide the doctoral candidates with a critical understanding of the diversity of roles of professionals in education. This course will focus on exploring the dimensions of inquiry as it supports, enhances, and strengthens the development of educational practice in a variety of settings. Doctoral candidates will develop the skills and competencies in the research and design of grant and presentation proposals, as well as in the reflective analysis of teaching and professional growth. Course will include a field component.

Prerequisite(s): Ed.D. admission.

ESED   9132   Critical Analysis of Schools and Educational Practices

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Ed.Doctoral candidates will engage in critical examination of a variety of current schooling issues, reform efforts, and educational practices and analyze the implications for research and practice in teaching and learning. From this examination and analysis candidates will develop strategies for planning, implementing, and sustaining school change related to a specific schooling issue or practice. A field component is included.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED   9131 and ESED   9233, and minimum grade of "C" in EDUR   9131; Ed.D. admission.

ESED   9231   The Teacher Educator

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed for the doctoral candidate who aspires to be a teacher educator at a college or university. A main focus is the role of the teacher educator and expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates will apply knowledge and skill from the course in developing a syllabus and course materials for a teacher preparation course and they will develop a professional portfolio.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED   9131 and ESED   9233; EDD admission.

ESED   9232   Supervision of Teachers

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a combination of theory and practice and is designed to prepare students who have prior teaching experience to use principles of supervision to help improve classroom performance and to create better learning communities. Participants will examine supervisory theories, research, and practice to develop knowledge, skills, and supervisory styles.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED   9131 and ESED   9233; EDD admission.

ESED   9233   Advanced Critical Pedagogy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course engages candidates in critically examining the representations, ideologies, and power structures that influence teaching and learning in their disciplines and grade levels in the United States and globally, including elitism/classism, racism, sexism, homophobia; ableism, and colonialism/imperialism. Candidates will reflect on the relationships between school and society, particularly the ways that institutional forces impact teacher and student lives, influence choices about curriculum and instruction within specific disciplines, and shape the cultures of their classroom, school, and community.

Prerequisite(s): EDD admission.

ESED   9631   Advanced Seminar in Teaching and Learning

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This seminar explores enduring and contemporary topics in the field of education through analytical and critical lenses. Such lenses enable candidates to unravel the philosophical, ethical, and political assumptions that undergird educational practices and facilitate reflection and action (praxis) on the part of candidates.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED   9131 and ESED   9233.

ESED   9799   Internship in Teacher Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The internship is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals to supervise teaching experiences in assigned face-to-face classrooms. Supervision of student teachers and/or methods students may be included. Emphasis is placed on pedagogy for adult learners, modeling of best practices, and systematic student evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED   9131 and ESED   9233, and minimum grade of "C" in ESED   9232; EDD admission.

LING   5130G   Modern English Grammar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the system of rules of word formation and sentence construction that we unconsciously employ in our daily use of the English language. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5130, WRIT   5130, WRIT   5130G.

LING   5330G   History of English Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the English language from linguistic, social, and historical perspectives. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Undergraduate.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5330, ANTH   5330, ANTH   5530G, WRIT   5330, WRIT   5330G.

LING   5530G   Sociolinguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The principles and methods used to study language as a sociocultural phenomenon. These are examined both from the linguistic viewpoint and the social scientific viewpoint. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5530, ANTH   5530G, LING   5530 and WRIT   5530.

LING   6131   Applied Phonology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to professional work with linguistic sounds in applied areas of language study such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and speech pathology.

LING   6133   Applied English Grammar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An overview of English grammar geared towards teachers of English to speakers of other languages and applied linguistics.

LING   6231   Language, Nation, and Globalization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to national and global language issues and linguistic globalization with special emphasis on the role of English for students in applied areas of language study including Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

LING   6233   Teaching English Internationally

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course to prepare students to teach English in other countries.