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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*
TAL 803 Perspectives on Disabilities 3 credits

Tier II: Observation and Description of Urban Learners (3-9 credits)

TAL 812 Lives of Adolescents 3 credits*
TAL 817 Teaching Literacy 5-12 3 credits
TAL 830 Classroom Inquiry I 3 credits

Tier III: Inquiry of Urban Classrooms and Teaching Practices (15 to 21 credits)

Liberal Arts & Science (Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Social Studies) 6-12 credits
TAL 841 Curriculum in the Secondary Classroom
(A. Biology; B. Chemistry; C. English; D. Math; E. Social Studies)
3 credits
TAL 842 Teaching Methods in the Secondary Classroom
(A. Biology; B. Chemistry; C. English; D. Math; E. Social Studies)
3 credits
TAL 880 Classroom Inquiry II 3 credits

Tier IV: Advanced Inquiry and Practice (6 credits)

TAL 883A Student Teaching: Adolescence 3 credits*
TAL 971 Capstone Seminar 3 credits

Requires a minimum of 18 credits in one Liberal Arts and Science discipline for Admission. Additional coursework in LAS may be required.

*Required only of students seeking 1st 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 

Students interested in the Bilingual Extension, take the following additional courses:

TAL 823 Bilingualism & Bilingual/Multicultural Education 3 credits
TAL 862 ESL Curriculum & Methodology: Teaching Literacy K-12 3 credits
TAL 866 Native Language Teaching in the Bilingual Classroom 3 credits

Optional Middle Childhood Extension (Grade 5-6) 6 Credits

TAL 811 Lives of Children 3 credits
TAL 843 Curriculum in Middle School 3 credits