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Course of Study

Tier I: Diversity, Language and Literacies in Urban Education (3-6 credits)

TAL 801 Issues in Urban Education 3 credits
TAL 802 Language and Literacy 3 credits*

Tier II: Observation and Description of Urban Learners (15 credits)

TAL 811 Lives of Children 3 credits*
TAL 810 Early Development 3 credits
TAL 803 Perspectives on Disability 3 credits
TAL 816 Teaching Literacy K-6 3 credits
TAL 830 Classroom Inquiry I 3 credits

Tier III: Inquiry of Urban Classrooms and Teaching Practices (24 credits)

TAL 831 Teaching Social Studies 1-6 3 credits
TAL 832 Teaching the Arts 1-6 3 credits
TAL 833 Teaching Science/Technology 1-6 3 credits
TAL 834 Teaching Math/Technology 1-6 3 credits
TAL 844 Environments, Practices and Play in Early Childhood and Community 3 Credits
TAL 873 Early Literacy 3 credits
TAL 880 Classroom Inquiry II 3 credits
TAL 846 Family Literacy and Parental Collaboration 3 credits
OR
TAL 854 Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviors 3 credits

*Required only of students seeking 1st initial certification

Tier IV: Advanced Inquiry and Practice (4-7 credits)

TAL 882A Student Teaching: Childhood 3 credits*
TAL 881B Student Teaching for the Practicing Teacher: Early Childhood 1 credit
TAL 971 Capstone Seminar 3 credits

State-Mandated Training

Students must also complete the following non-credit workshops offered through the School of Continuing Studies or present proof of equivalent training elsewhere:

ALCX 702 Child Abuse Identification and Reporting
ALCX 703 Violence Prevention
ALCX 704 Fire Safety, Substance Abuse and Abduction Prevention
ALCX 705  Harassment/Bullying/CyberBullying/Discrimnation 

Optional Bilingual Extension (9 Credits)

Students seeking the Bilingual Extension take the following course in lieu of TAL 821:

TAL 823 Bilingualism & Bilingual/Multicultural Education 3 credits
In addition, the following courses are required for the bilingual extension:
TAL 862 ESL Curriculum & Methodology: Teaching Literacy K-12 3 credits
TAL 866 Native Language Teaching in the Bilingual Classroom 3 credits
TAL 804 Fundamentals of Linguistics 3 credits

Optional Extension in Middle Childhood (Grades 7-9) (6 credits)

TAL 812 Lives of Adolescents 3 credits
TAL 843 Curriculum in Middle School 3 credits