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FORL 6021 Technology Integration for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selection and use of technology resources in the Pre-K-12 classroom with an emphasis on foreign language instruction. Students learn how to select and integrate appropriate technologies that align with edTPA and principles of communicative language teaching in order to enhance student learning, language proficiency and interculturality. A special emphasis is placed on emerging technologies and video development.

FORL 6030 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Field Experience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 4025 or FORL 4026 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

This field-based experience offers students an opportunity to observe and teach diverse world language students in local K-12 schools. In addition to learning about how to differentiate instruction to meet their diverse learners’ needs, students will complete a mini edTPA in preparation for the culminating field experience class.

FORL 6060 Teaching World Languages Internship
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites Completion of all other coursework in teacher education, and passing score on departmental language proficiency examination
Description

This full-time, field-based experience offers students who are the teacher of record in their own classroom an opportunity to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 world language classrooms. under the guidance of a university supervisor, students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification.

FORL 6061 Teaching World Language Learners Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of all other coursework in teacher education, and passing score on departmental language proficiency examination
Description

Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification.

FORL 6062 Teaching World Language Learners Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of all other coursework in teacher education, and a passing score on the departmental language proficiency examination
Description

Full-time, field-based experience for students to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 world language classrooms under the guidance of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification.

FORL 6063 Teaching World Language Learners Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of all other coursework in teacher education, and a passing score on the departmental language proficiency examination
Description

Full-time, field-based experience for students to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 world language classrooms under the guidance of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification.

FORL 6122 Developing and Marketing Second Language Teaching Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prepares students to understand language learning processes and best teaching practices to maximize learners’ proficiency. Students create a portfolio to demonstrate their ability to teach foreign languages at home and abroad, in the public or private sector and write about current research on best teaching practices including learner characteristics, second language development, standards-based lesson planning in meaningful cultural contexts and proficiency assessment.

FORL 6126 Approaches to Language Teaching, Grades 9-12
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Applicable knowledge of learner characteristics, foreign language curricula and standards, edTPA, unit/lesson planning, approaches to effective lesson implementation and assessment in meaningful cultural contexts for grade levels 9-12.

FORL 6128 Teaching Foreign Languages at the College Level
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Theories of second language acquisition; practical methods of foreign language instruction at the college level.

FORL 6650 Opening School Experience
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites Admitted to Teacher Education program
Description

Students gain practical experiences in the school and classroom during the week of pre-planning and the first week of school. While assisting in the classroom, students learn effective procedures for beginning the school year. This zero-credit course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of S is required for the course.

FORL 6990 Foreign Language Education Independent Study
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Foreign Language Teacher Education majors only with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all course work
Description

Independent Study-Special Topics for Foreign Language Teacher Education majors only with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all course work. Special topics readings and/or research to be determined in consultation with the instructor.

FORL 8125 Approaches to Early Language Learning, Grades P-8
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course prepares individuals to research and work with second/foreign language (L2) learners in developmentally appropriate ways to maximize young learners’ second language proficiency. Topics are: child development, L2 development and assessment, dual language immersion, and Standards-based lesson planning in meaningful contexts, EdTPA.

FORL 8126 Approaches to Language Teaching Grades 9 to 12
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Applicable knowledge of learner characteristics, foreign language curricula and standards, edTPA, unit/lesson planning, approaches to effective lesson implementation and assessment in meaningful cultural contexts for grade levels 9-12.

FORL 8223 Modern Foreign Language Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Methodology of foreign language teaching as reflected in the latest research and as applied in the classroom situation; evaluation of current techniques and materials as models for production and utilization of materials by students.

FORL 8226 Teaching Literature in the Foreign Language Classroom
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

How to select, annotate, and teach literary texts in the foreign language classroom. Candidates analyze current theories of teaching reading and design activities and assessments that reflect effective practices. May be offered separately in French, German, and Spanish.

FORL 8227 Teaching Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine historical and current theories related to teaching culture and intercultural understanding. Students prepare cultural materials and assessments for use in the foreign language classroom. May be offered separately in French, German, and Spanish.

FORL 8250 Topics in Pedagogy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine in depth a selection of topics related to teaching foreign languages. Students evaluate historical and current theories related to the chosen topics as well as research and apply methodological approaches. May be repeated if topics vary.

FORL 8300 Critical Approaches in Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focus on theoretical frameworks and methods employed in the study of linguistics and culture. Attention paid to such techniques as data collection, oral interviews,  map analysis, as well as traditional linguistic and literary methods. May be repeated as topics vary. Course taught in English.

FORL 8800 Research in Foreign or Second Language Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focus on the design and conduct of a research study for the Ed.S. degree with a concentration in Foreign Language.

FORL 8850 Education Specialist Portfolio
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Ed.S. students in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in French, German, or Spanish prepare a portfolio designed to meet the exit requirements of the Ed.S. degree as well as a work sample that demonstrates positive effects on pupil learning. Candidates meet three hours per week with their advisor in directed study.