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Plan of Study

Prerequisite: A course in Child Development (TED 500 Lives of Children or its equivalent)
Twelve credits of a language other than English

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3
TED 615 Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings 3

Before Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
  • Demonstrate competence in writing
  • Satisfactorily complete the initial portfolio submission

Tier II: Methods Courses (19 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 650 Second Language Acquisition 3
TED 655 Fundamentals of Linguistics 3
TED 660 English and Its Structure 3
TED 665 Literacy K-12 in the ESOL Program 3
TED 670 Teaching the Content Areas in ESOL Programs 3
TED 677 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in ESOL Programs 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W) and the Content Specialty Test (CST) in TESOL

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 765 Field Experience: Teaching English as a Second Language 2
TED 770
or
TED 771
Seminar and Student Teaching: English as a Second Language
OR
Seminar and Supervised Teaching: English as a Second Language
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