M.Ed. TCLD Course Descriptions

TCLD 6231  Cultural Diversity and ESOL (3) – 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/TCLD 5234G.


TCLD 6233 Applied Linguistics for ESOL (3) – 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/TCLD 5233.


TCLD 6235 Methods for ESOL (3) – 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. Field experience required. Cross Listing(s): ESED/TCLD 5235


EDUF 7230 Case Study Research (3) – This course utilizes case study approach to enhance educators’ understandings of the assets and needs of the culturally and linguistically diverse students with whom they work. A series of lessons will be developed and implemented to connect findings from the case study to current research.


EDUF 7235 Multicultural Education (3) – Using an interdisciplinary approach, this seminar investigates underlying theoretical concepts and social assumptions that both inform and impede efforts in multicultural education.


EDUF 8233 Regional Issues in Multicultural Education (3) – This field based course will involve students in researching the local multicultural educational needs, issues, and problems and developing strategies for constructing a pluralistic and culture-tolerant environment in the schools and/or communities of the region.


EDUF 7130 Learning Theories and Applications (3) – Examines the principles and theories of learning that serve as the basis for educational models and practices. Special emphasis is given to recent empirical findings and to practical applications and theory to educational settings. Cross Listing(s): FRLT 7130.


EDUR 7130 Educational Research (3) – A comprehensive overview of topics related to research as it is applied to educational settings. Emphasis is placed upon methods of quantitative and qualitative research, especially in regard to applied and basic research in education. Cross Listing(s): FRER 7130.


READ 7432 Teaching Literacy with ELLs (3) – This course examines the language, reading, and writing instructional needs of English language learners.  This includes exploring second language acquisition, the historical contexts surrounding the education of language minority students, and the ways in which mainstream classroom teachers can actively engage English learners in academic literacy activities.  The course is grounded in sociocultural theory and builds upon K-12 students’ first language as a resource. Field experience required.


READ 8530 Critical Issues in Literacy Education with Diverse Populations (3) – This course explores the contemporary critical approaches to literacy education research in a diverse society and globalizing world. This course will examine literacy and its impact on linguistically, socially, and culturally diverse students from a sociocultural and critical perspective.


TCLD 7334 Language Policy and Politics in Education (3) – This course will examine the intersection of ideologies regarding and politics of language with language education policy and planning. The course will move from international, national, and historical perspectives toward a focus on contemporary state, community, school, and classroom realities.


TCLD 7336 Globalization, Immigration, and Teaching ELLs (3) – This course provide historical, sociological, and cultural studies understandings of immigration in the United States, and more specifically in the Southern United States.  This course is designed to inform leadership at the school and country office level of immigration issues that affect teaching and learning in the South.


TCLD 7338 Special Education-ELL Interface & Assessment (3) – This course will provide an overview of assessment, best practices, and education as it relates to CLD students with and without disabilities.  Emphasis is placed on assessment issues as they relate to English Language Learners.


ESED 8538 Advanced ELL & Bilingual Teaching Methods (3) – This course is the capstone course for the M.Ed. in TCLAD. This course is an advanced-level seminar in methods of teaching and learning for English Language Learners.  This course emphasizes theory-to practice application in second language learning, multicultural education, language policy and politics, and immigrant education. Field experience required.


Last updated: 6/4/2019

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