UAH

English Speakers of Other Languages Concentration

Description of the Program

A focus on how to best support the needs of students whose native language is not English, facilitate professional development and offer resources to teachers, students and families, and differentiate instruction and assessment for English language learners

Admission Requirements

  • Holds a minimum of a bachelor's degree;
  • Holds a teaching certificate in elementary education (K-6);
  • Pass the GRE/MAT requirements OR have 3 years of successful teaching.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses = 4 courses (12 hours)

ED 530

ApplieMulticulturalism

3 hours

Online

Through an examination of constructs such as race, ethnicity, social class, gendersexual orientation, andreligious affiliation, studentwildevelop a theoretical understanding of the connections between identity, difference, powerand privilege and the role(sschool(could/should) play in perpetuating or ending discriminatory practices.Furthermore and importantly, studentwill develop an understanding of the wayresearcin botthe humanities and social sciences can be used tinterpret, analyze, and critiqumulticulturalism.

ED 535

Introduction tApplied EducationaResearch

3 hours

Online

Introduction tthe naturof research and itrelationshito educational thought and practice.  Primarfocus wilbe on planning and executing research activities(i.e.action research, thesidevelopmentithe diverse classroom and analyzing the collected data timprove instruction, educational performance and adding tthe body of knowledge on educational practices.

ED 540

AdvanceCognitive Psychology

3 hours

Online

Designed tinform students abourecent developments iCognitive Psychology and theiimplications for teaching and learning. Studentwilleave ED 565 with a variety of “cognitive understandings” for use in differentiated classrooms.

ED 565

Introduction to Differentiated Instruction

3 hours

Online

Provides an introductiotthe philosophy and practice of differentiation.  Examines the elements, contentprocess, product, affect and learning environment, by which instruction can be differentiated taddress the complex challenges of meeting the diverse learning needs of all students.

Concentration Courses = 6 courses (18 hours)

EHL 505

Introduction to General Linguistics

3 hours

Online

 

EHL 506

Critical Issues in ESOL

3 hours

Hybrid

 

EHL 507

Advanced English Grammar Studies - Applied English Linguistics II

3 hours

Hybrid

 

ED 635

Using Assessment to Guide Differentiated Instruction

3 hours

Hybrid

 

EHL 640

Differentiated Strategies for Research & Teaching of English Language Learners

3 hours

Hybrid

 

ED 696

ESOL Internship

3 hours

Hybrid

 

Action Research Project = 1 course (3 hours)

ED 690

Master's Action Research Project

3 hours

Hybrid

After the completion of the courses, advanced candidates will complete a summative action research project. Working with an individual faculty member, the action research will be planned, completed, and presented for the department.

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