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General Course Information for TED623: Lang. Dev. Methods: Secondary

Course: TED623 - Lang. Dev. Methods: Secondary
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description:

Designed for single-subject candidates, course focuses on current theories and research in language structure and use, language learning, L1 and L2 development; social, cultural, political, legal, psychological, pedagogic and methodological factors; and application of strategies and techniques of L2 learning across content areas in diverse classrooms.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate graduate level written, communication and presentation skills, including APA formatting skills.
  • Demonstrate application of graduate level analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Identify and describe distinct pedagogical, psychological, socio-cultural, political and legal factors that influence teaching and learning of English as well as academic subject matter.
  • Explain theories of first and second language development, how first language literacy connects to second language development, and factors providing access to the core curriculum to all students.
  • Compare language theories and models; language variations; contrastive/ comparative linguistics; oral and written discourse; and students and linguistic development.
  • Discuss the foundations and critical issues of bilingualism.
  • Explain the connection between first language literacy and second language development, relationship between native and second language and Basic interpersonal Communication Skills and (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency and (CALP), and utilize SDAIE techniques to develop students and CALP.
  • Identify and describe the most advantageous theories, technologies and practices of English Language Development that could be applied in the classroom.
  • Integrate Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and other methods of ESL instruction into their teaching practice.
  • Plan and design a lesson based on state adopted academic content standards that would incorporate a variety of efficient strategies and technologies, sequencing and differentiated instruction to accommodate students and special needs and teaching ESL across the curriculum.
  • Apply the most effective classroom management strategies, create a positive climate for learning.
  • Use various assessment techniques, quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation and assessment.
  • Teach exemplary lessons in diverse classrooms for students of diverse cultures, ethnicity, races, languages, gender and individuals with special needs.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures