English as a Second Language PK-12
Curriculum and Instruction, MEd
Concentration in English as a Second Language (CISL) (39 credits)
Effective Fall 2007
The English as a Second Language PK-12 initial licensure program (optional Master's degree) prepares pre-service teachers with the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions for meeting the educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. It is appropriate for candidates seeking a state teaching license in ESL PK-12.
Six university credits (graduate or undergraduate) of a modern foreign language required for admission.
Licensure Course Work (Recommended Course Sequence) (24 credits plus 6 credit internship)
- EDCI 510: Linguistics for PreK-12 ESOL Teachers (3 credit hours)
- EDCI 516: Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research (3 credit hours)
- EDCI 519: Methods of Teaching Multilingual Students (3 credit hours) (Prerequisite: EDCI 516)
- EDCI 520: Assessment of Language Learners (3 credit hours) (Prerequisites: EDCI 516 & EDCI 519)
- EDCI 790: Internship in Education (1-6 credit hours)
- EDRD 525: Emergent Literacy for English Language Learners, PK-12 (3 credit hours)
- EDRD 610: Content Literacy for English Language Learners, PK-12 (3 credit hours) (Prerequisite: EDRD 525)
- EDUC 537: Foundations of Multicultural Education (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 539: Human Development and Learning PK-12 (3 credit hours)
A 6-credit, 15-week daytime internship is required for completion of the state-approved licensure program. Both an elementary and a middle school or secondary school placement are required. Two options are available to meet the needs of most candidates:
- Internship: One-semester internship in the classroom of a cooperating teacher. Intern assumes co-teaching and independent teaching responsibilities.
- On-the-job Internship: This option is available only to students who are employed as full-time, provisionally licensed teachers and are teaching in their endorsement area in an accredited school. In addition to a fall or spring internship, this option includes a summer teaching component.
Field experiences in public schools are required throughout the program: a maximum of 15 clock hours per course or 30 clock hours per semester. Arrangements can be made with each course instructor.
Completion of MEd Degree (plus 9 credits)
After completion of the licensure component, an additional 9 credits are required for completion of the Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction degree with a concentration in ESL. Provisionally licensed teachers may switch to the Multilingual/Multicultural concentration to complete a master's degree. A master's degree must be completed within six years of admission to the program.
- EDCI 521: Curriculum Development for Language Learners (3 credit hours)
- EDCI 777: Research to Practice (3 credit hours)
- EDRS 590: Education Research (3 credit hours) (Or)
- EDRD 630: Advanced Literacy Foundations and Instruction, Birth to Middle Childhood (3 credit hours)
- EDRD 631: Advanced Literacy Foundations and Instruction, Adolescence through Adulthood (3 credit hours)
- EDSE 502: Classroom Management and Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
- EDSE 503: Language Development and Reading (3 credit hours)
- EDSE 540: Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum (3 credit hours)
- EDSE 627: Assessment (3 credit hours)
- EDSE 665: Families of Children with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
- EDIT 563: Teaching with Graphics (1 credit hours)
- EDIT 564: Teaching with Web 2.0 (2 credit hours)
- EDIT 565: Teaching with Educational Software (1 credit hours)
- EDIT 567: Teaching with Desktop Publishing (2 credit hours)
- EDIT 571: Visual Design and Applications (1-3 credit hours)
Elective pre-approved by advisor (3 credits). Recommended electives are listed below: