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Course of Study

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

TAL 801 Issues in Urban Education 3 credits
TAL 805 Linguistics and the Structure of English for Teachers 3 credits
TAL 826  Curriculum and TESOL Pedagogy  3 credits 

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

TAL 802 Language and Literacy 3 credits
TAL 803  Perspectives on Disability  3 credits* 
TAL 825 First and Second Language
Acquisition and Classroom Practice
3 credits
TAL 827 ESOL and Content Area Instruction: Childhood K-6 3 credits
TAL 830 Classroom Inquiry I 3 credits

Tier III: Inquiry of Urban Classrooms and Teaching Practices
(12 to 15 credits)

TAL 828 ESOL and Content Area Instruction:
Adolescence 6-12
3 credits
TAL 867 Sociolinguistics and Teaching 3 credits
TAL 868 Second Language Literacy and Biliteracy 3 credits
TAL 880 Classroom Inquiry II 3 credits
TAL 803 Perspectives on Disability 3 credits*

Tier IV: Advanced Inquiry and Practice (4-6 credits)

TAL 886A Student Teaching: TESOL 3 credits*


TAL 886B Student Teaching for the Practicing Teacher: TESOL 1 credit**
TAL 975 Final Inquiry Seminar: TESOL 3 credits

* For students seeking 1st initial certification.
**For students seeking 2nd initial certification.

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