Education

Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Family and Community Engagement

SED AP 526

Examines the role of schools, families and community agencies and the critical partnerships that must be forged between them to support student learning and well-being. The primary goal of this seminar is to deepen understanding of the systemic obstacles -- and possibilities - - to improve our school systems and narrow achievement gaps. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 31-June 24)

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Student Affairs

SED AP 553

Online offering. Focuses on university divisions intentionally structured to shape students' character, to foster students' development, to provide services, and to educate students via various co-curricular and extra- curricular experiences. Is designed to develop a deep understanding of the history, philosophy, and mission of Student Affairs within the context of higher education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 2 (July 9-August 26)

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Diversity and Justice in Education

SED AP 600

Online offering. Studies how schools, colleges, and other education settings are affected by the growing pluralism of our society; the tension between respect for diversity and the maintenance of common purpose. Explores strategies of integration and separate development and of remediation and enrichment. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 1 (May 14-July 1)

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Governance and Decision-Making in Higher Education

SED AP 612

Focuses on decision-making in higher education and identifies, from a historical perspective, the changing roles of trustees, faculty, administrators, and students in the governance process. Includes an examination of how external forces influence decisions at a campus level. Accountability of the governing bodies and decision-makers is addressed. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Theories of Student Learning & Development in Higher Education

SED AP 615

Examines theories of students' personal and social development in college as well as emerging research on student learning in college. Students employ a theory-to- practice approach that uses campus environment theories to cultivate safe, inclusive, and engaging communities of learning. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Global Higher Education

SED AP 625

Explores the dynamic global landscape of higher education, compares and contrasts differing national models, and delves into how U.S. institutions internationalize their efforts and create professional roles on campuses, both here and abroad, that support global programs and students from other countries. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Issues in Bilingualism

SED BI 620

Focus on complexity of bilingualism, literacy, and schooling from a student, school, and socio-political perspective. Examines the theoretical, historical, research, and legal bases of educational policy and programs for students who speak a language other than the language of the school. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Introduction to Counseling

SED CE 500

Emphasizes understanding of the theoretical basis of counseling. Introduces learning skills involved in helping relationships. Selected readings in counseling theory and practice are assigned. As part of the skill-building process, opportunities are provided for in-class practice and demonstrations. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Applied Positive Psychology

SED CE 630

Focuses on the scientific study of psychological aspects of living a fulfilling and flourishing life. Topics include happiness, empathy, optimism, friendship, goal setting, achievement, emotion, creativity, humor, and mindfulness. Students become familiar with theory and research in this relatively new subfield and critically consider applications to their teaching, coaching, leadership, and/or counseling. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Mindfulness and Performance

SED CE 643

Addresses mindfulness theory, research, and application. Focuses on the relationship between mindfulness practice and psychological aspects of performance in the domains of sports, counseling, education, and the performance arts (including dance and acting). 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

Read a BU Today article about this course: One Class, One Day: Today’s Assignment Is to Meditate.

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Multi-Cultural Perspectives

SED CE 741

A historical, philosophical, and clinical examination of subcultural considerations in counseling psychology professional practice and inquiry. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Substance Abuse and Treatment

SED CE 769

A comprehensive overview of the field of substance use and abuse, as well as prevention practices and intervention models. Students learn about substance use within the context of normative development as well as addictive behaviors and their associated interventions. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Theories of Group Counseling

SED CE 847

A conceptual and experiential introduction to group dynamics. Participation in an ongoing training group while studying the dynamics of group development. Covers group counseling approaches and models, issues of small group leadership, and styles of leadership. Treatment of group counseling goals, composition, phases, and research. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Advanced Practicum

SED CE 946

Grad Prereq: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Supervised field experience with students assuming major responsibility for counseling, testing, placement, and follow-up of clients. Fieldwork w/lecture. Students should register for 3 or 4 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $700 per credit

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Family and Community Engagement

SED CT 526

Explores the ways that schools can work closely with families, communities, and community agencies to increase connections and mutual assistance. Consistent with DESE regulations, this course emphasizes collaborative relationships with families and with community partners such as youth-serving organizations, health and safety agencies, and other groups and businesses. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Classroom Management

SED CT 534

This course is designed to support middle and secondary teachers in developing a practical, effective and low-stress approach to classroom management. The course focuses on a classroom management system with four components: classroom structure, limit-setting, responsibility training, and back-up systems. Participants will develop effective classroom management practices, break current "high cost" and ineffective strategies, and establish a proactive, positive classroom setting that maximizes time on learning and minimizes classroom disruptions. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Curriculum Development in Intercultural Education

SED CT 538

Examines theoretical and practical aspects in the development of intercultural curriculum materials. Analysis of approaches to intercultural and multicultural education through the history of American schools and in other educational systems around the world. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 22-July 26)

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Classroom Assessment

SED CT 556

Online offering. Emphasizes principles and procedures of assessment that are of primary importance to educational practitioners. Includes diagnostic tests, construction of classroom tests, observation techniques, and performance measures; norm- and criterion-referenced assessment; uses of standardized tests, current issues and controversies. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore

SED DE 551

Representative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama depicted in readings and videotapes related to everyday lives of Deaf people. Develops insight and appreciation of Deaf literature and ASL folklore and their implications for education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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American Sign Language I

SED DE 570

Introductory course that provides non-native signers an opportunity to study American Sign Language as a foreign second language. Emphasizes developing receptive skills. An introduction to Deaf culture is presented through instruction and activities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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American Sign Language II

SED DE 571

Prereq: (SED DE 570). This course expands on the introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture, focusing on frequently used signs, basic rules of grammar, non- manual aspects of ASL, fingerspelling, and cultural features of the Deaf community. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Individual in Community, Oral and/or Signed Communication. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Adolescent Development for Educators

SED DS 502

Develops important understandings of cognitive, social-emotional, and identity developing during adolescence, as well as the role that educators can play in fostering the mindsets, skillsets, character strengths and contexts that adolescents need to grow into healthy and high-performing adults. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Social Inquiry I. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Capstone: Care and Education

SED ED 655

Reflect on teaching and learning throughout program. Complete portfolio evidence of having met the Wheelock College Education Standards. Analyze issues related to educational philosophies, public policy, leadership in the field, and societal pressures affecting children and families. Present portfolios orally to faculty and practitioners. Taken in last semester of program. 1 cr. Tuition: $700

Summer 2 (July 10-August 7)

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Portfolio Development: IESE

SED ED 682

Online offering. Develop performance assessment portfolio demonstrating competence in Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) in Communication and Literacy, General Curriculum (sub-tests I and II), and Foundations of Reading. (Old course# SPE 680 Portfolio Devt: Special Education). 1 cr. Tuition: $700

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Capstone: Early Education IL

SED ED 702

Grad Prereq: Open only to matriculated doctoral students or with consent of instructor. Reflect on teaching and learning throughout program. Complete portfolio evidence of having met the Wheelock College Education Standards. Analyze issues related to educational philosophies, public policy, leadership in the field, and societal pressures affecting children and families. Present portfolios orally to faculty and practitioners. Taken in last semester of program. 1 cr. Tuition: $700

Summer 2 (July 10-August 7)

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Educating for Equity and Literacy in the Humanities

SED EN 630

Examines the teaching and learning of humanities in urban schooling and considers how issues of race, gender, class, language, and culture affect the nature of literacy in schools. By linking students' academic coursework to a field experience with urban adolescents and their teachers, students have the opportunity to co-plan with teachers and work individually, in small groups, and with classes of diverse student populations, including English learners. Students then reflect on how their experiences link to theories and practices being explored in the course. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Reading Development, Assessment, and Instruction in the Elementary School

SED LR 551

For beginning graduate students without experience in the teaching of reading. Study of reading development in childhood and early adolescence, and the implications for teaching and learning. Discussion of theory and research on effective instruction and assessment, and the application of both to teaching. Not open to students who have completed SED LR 501 or SED LR 503. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

Summer 1 Section OL: A $240 technology fee is also charged.

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Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition

SED LS 560

Online offering. Introduction to the main aspects of language and language acquisition in typical, atypical, and second-language learners. Topic areas include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, child- directed speech, the role of cognitive development, and theories of language acquisition. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Applied Linguistics: Language & Linguistics Survey

SED LS 565

An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonological and syntactical theory, sociolinguistics, first- and second-language acquisition, and discourse theory. Also covers applications of various branches of linguistics to education, including issues of different cultures in the classroom, the role of language in education, and the development of literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Applied Phonology: Strategies for Improving English Language Learners' Intelligibility

SED LS 610

Practical training in teaching pronunciation to improve mutual intelligibility: the ability of English language learners to understand and be understood by others. Pronunciation training is integrated within a framework of current research and latest practices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Second-Language Acquisition

SED LS 658

An examination of approaches and major theories of second language acquisition (SLA). What can be observed about how people acquire a second language? How do the various SLA theories, models, and hypotheses explain each of these observations? How can an understanding of SLA theory inform language instruction? This course explores foundational theories and approaches in SLA, investigates contemporary thinking from a variety of perspectives, and discusses principles of contemporary/communicative language teaching to support students in making connections between theory and practice. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Classroom Discourse

SED LS 690

Online offering. Focuses on the role of discourse as a central component of teaching and learning and develops strategies for building on students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds as learning assets in the learning process. Examines the types of instructional contexts, pedagogical approaches, and teacher talk moves that support productive instructional interactions and deepen students' conceptual understanding. Includes use of video recording and transcript analysis to reflect on teacher talk in lesson planning and implementation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems

SED ME 503

Designed for students majoring in elementary education, special education, and deaf education who are preparing to become teachers of children in grades 1-6. Topics include place value, whole numbers and operations, fractions, decimals, and elementary number theory. The emphasis is on exploring, explaining, and justifying mathematical ideas and connecting these ideas to the elementary classroom. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, Statistics

SED ME 504

Grad Prereq: (SED ME 503). Designed for students majoring in elementary education, special education and deaf education who are preparing to become teachers of children in grades 1-6. Topics include pre-algebra, proportional reasoning, geometry, measurement, and statistics. The emphasis is on exploring, explaining, and justifying mathematical ideas and connecting these ideas to the elementary classroom. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Assessment in Mathematics

SED ME 525

Introduces students to the theory and practice of assessment in mathematics. This course prepares teachers to apply research-supported assessment techniques in their classrooms. Discussions about important issues in assessment of students' mathematical learning is encouraged. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 2 (July 2-July 18)

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Equitable Pedagogies in STEM Education

SED ME 530

Focuses on the examination of the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in schools with diverse populations. This course considers how race, gender, class, language and culture affect students' opportunities to learn mathematics and science. Challenges common to urban and rural districts are studied. Instructional activities for teaching mathematics and science to diverse populations are analyzed. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 2 (July 23-August 8)

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Problem Solving in Mathematics

SED ME 563

Explores the teaching and learning of mathematics through solving sets of challenging problems. Topics include research on problem solving and how its design and implementation can be supported in the classroom. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

Summer 1 Section OL: A $240 technology fee is also charged.

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Methods of Coaching

SED PE 501

Online offering. Principles and problems in coaching various individual and team sports. Theory and techniques in coaching including offensive and defensive strategy and scouting. Women's and men's sports. For further information, please call the Office of Distance Education at 617-358-1960. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Workshop: Coaching Strategies

SED PE 504

For students interested in actively exploring current coaching approaches and testing them in applied coaching and movement experiences. Students gain a deep understanding of how to conceptualize and implement an athlete-centered approach to coaching of team and individual sports. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Introduction to Research

SED RS 600

Introduces students to social science research methods including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method approaches to education inquiry. Students will develop skills in conducting literature searches, reading empirical research studies and applying these methods. Students leave the course better able to critically examine research presented in the mass media, critically engage with research in the workplace, and participate in research-based efforts to improve education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

Summer 2 Sections O1, O2 meet online. A $240 technology fee is also charged.

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Action Research and Practitioner Inquiry

SED RS 620

Overview of the foundations and techniques for conducting action research. Encourages the development of an inquiry stance within the practice of teachers, principals, and other school-based practitioners. Students engage in planning, collecting, and analyzing data through an action research project. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Explaining Science: a Philosophical Perspective

SED SC 539

Online offering. An analysis of science from a philosophical and historical perspective. What distinguishes scientific knowing? What vision has science given us of the universe and humanity's place within it? And how can answers to such questions inform the presentation of science to students and other non-scientists? 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Introduction to Science Education

SED SC 575

Provides an introduction to modern learning theory emphasizing inquiry learning in the classroom for science and engineering. The four-credit option includes a pre-practicum for pre-service teachers. Variable cr. Tuition: $700 per credit

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction

SED SE 510

Designed to develop an understanding of the historical background and legal framework of special education, various disabilities, instructional practices and behavioral support strategies. Focus will be on middle- and high-school students. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 23-June 27)

Summer 1 (May 14-July 1)

Summer 1 section OL: A $120 technology fee is also charged.

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Special Education: Students with Disabilities and the Law

SED SE 512

Students develop an understanding of the core concepts of United States public policy related to the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. Particular attention is paid to the historical context, precedent. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Classroom and Behavior Management

SED SE 534

Designed to develop an understanding of the theoretical basis and implementation strategies of effective classroom and behavior management for students with and without disabilities. Positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) is used as the overarching framework for school-wide, classroom, and individualized approaches that are used to build and maintain environments that provide positive and pro-active behavioral supports for all learners. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 2 (July 15-July 19)

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Understanding Autism

SED SE 535

Describes the defining characteristics, school experiences, and evidence-based practices for teaching and supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course includes perspectives from individuals with ASD and their families. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 2 (July 8-July 12)

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Introduction to Special Education

SED SE 706

Improves students' understanding of individuals with disabilities, traces the development of their programs and services, and analyzes and critiques key assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs about special education practices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

Summer 1 (May 14-July 1)

Summer 1 Section OL. A $240 technology fee is also charged.

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Assessment In Special Education: Procedures

SED SE 751

Prereq: SED SE 706. Online offering. Prereq: (SED SE 706). Designed to develop the knowledge/skill related to the assessment of students who are in or being referred to special education. Includes legal requirements, culturally/linguistically-responsive practices, various assessments in multiple domains, test administration, and procedures for scoring, interpreting, and reporting. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Special Education: Cognition, Learning, and Behavior

SED SE 760

Designed to develop an understanding of the theories of learning and how these theories have informed the development of instructional strategies that are frequently used with students with disabilities. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 5)

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Democracy and Education

SED SP 685

Provides a social, historical, legal and political context for understanding education practice and policies. Addresses issues of equity, access, civil rights, moral and ethical considerations, rights of students, parents and teachers, and the larger purpose of public education in our democracy. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 6)

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Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), 5-12

SED TL 508

Online offering. Teaching methodologies for English as a Second Language at the middle- and high-school levels, including techniques for developing language skills, content-based language teaching, evaluation and adaption of materials, and planning and assessment. Students participate in a field-based component. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; technology fee: $240; total charge: $3040

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Teaching English Language Learners

SED TL 520

Focuses on current theory/research related to teaching English language learners and the implications for effective language, literacy, and content-area assessment and instructional practices in sheltered English immersion classrooms. For students seeking licensure in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Teaching English Language Learners in Middle/High Schools

SED TL 525

Focuses on current theory/research related to teaching English language learners and the implications for effective language, literacy, and content- area assessment and instructional practices in Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) classrooms in middle/high schools. For students seeking licensure in the content areas at the 5-12 level. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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