TLTE Graduate Areas of Emphasis

Recognizing that TLTE is an interdisciplinary department with many shared interests in teaching and learning, the following Areas of Emphasis denote your PRIMARY area of interest as a student. This alignment does not mean that you do not or cannot express interests in other emphasis areas. Moreover, it is acknowledged that there is an overlap in these areas. Your area of emphasis reflects where you most seek to develop expertise. For faculty research interests and course offerings, please talk to the Graduate Chair, your advisor, other faculty, and consult the individual faculty web sites. Preparation in all areas of emphasis would include research methodology.

This emphasis is a fit for students with primary interests in teacher preparation or professional development (e.g. curriculum studies, philosophy of education, mentoring and teacher induction, teacher identities, professional learning communities, education in non-school settings, etc.).

Courses
TEAC 813B ESL: Teaching and Curriculum
TEAC 861A Special Topics in Eduation for a Pluralistic Society
TEAC 905 Practicum in Postsecondary Teaching
TEAC 936 Seminar in College Teaching
TEAC 944B Seminar in Curriculum Studies

This emphasis is appropriate for students with primary interests in the teaching and learning of language, literacy, and intercultural communication (e.g. foreign language, ESL/ELL/EFL, literacy studies, English education, social studies, arts and humanities etc.).

Courses
TEAC 810 Educational Program for Kindergarten Children
TEAC 811 Reading Processes and Practices
TEAC 811B Response to Intervention
TEAC 813A ESL: Acquisition
TEAC 813B ESL: Teaching and Curriculum
TEAC 813D World Languages Assessment
TEAC 813E Special Topics in Teaching ESL
TEAC 813J Intercultural Communication
TEAC 813K Linguistics for the ELL Teacher
TEAC 813M Teaching English Language Learners in Content Areas
TEAC 813P Teaching English Overseas
TEAC 817 Emerging Reading and Language
TEAC 818 Teaching Writing in K-12 Schools
TEAC 831A Studies in the Foundations of Education- Anthropology
TEAC 833 Comparative Education
TEAC 838 Linguistics for the Classroom School Teacher
TEAC 840D Language & Power
TEAC 844 School Media Programs
TEAC 851R Learning and Teaching Principles- Foreign Language
TEAC 852R Curriculum Principles and Practices
TEAC 861 Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues
TEAC 921B Seminar in Literacy Studies- Special Topics
TEAC 921D Seminar in Literacy Studies- Language, Culture, and Education
TEAC 922 Seminar in the Learning and Teaching of Foreign Languages
TEAC 949 Seminar in Education
TEAC 951 Seminar in Reading Education
TEAC 989 Psychology of Reading and Writing

This emphasis is appropriate for students with primary interests in educational policy, school reform, critical pedagogy, and social theory (e.g. multicultural education, service-learning, comparative/international education, social justice education, etc.).

Courses
TEAC 813B ESL: Teaching and Curriculum
TEAC 813P Teaching English Overseas
TEAC 833B Comparative Education: Special Topics/Travel Study
TEAC 840D Culture and Schooling Special Topics
TEAC 887 Effecting High School Improvement
TEAC 900K Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
TEAC 902 Colloquium in Educational Policy and Practice
TEAC 908E Seminar in Teacher Education
TEAC 908E Teacher Ed Policy
TEAC 930A Ethnographic Research Methods
TEAC 935 Seminar in Qualitative Research
TEAC 952 Language & Learning

This emphasis is a match for students with primary interests in teaching and learning in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Courses
TEAC 840D (STEM section) Culture and Schooling- Special Topics
TEAC 842A Objectives and Methods of Science Education Elementary
TEAC 842E Objectives and Methods of Science Education Special Topics
TEAC 849A Studies in Assessment and Leadership for Learning- Classroom Assessment
TEAC 849K Studies in Assessment and Leadership for Learning- Special Topics
TEAC 924J Equity and Math & Science Education
TEAC 946B Instructional Improvement and Decision Making- Special Topics
TEAC 949 Seminar in Education
TEAC 949 Assessment in Math & Science Education

This emphasis is aligned with students whose primary interests are in instructional technology and digital literacies.

Courses
TEAC 849A Studies in Assessment and Leadership for Learning- Classroom Assessment
TEAC 849K Studies in Assessment and Leadership for Learning- Special Topics
TEAC 859 Instructional Message Design
TEAC 860 Production and Utilization of Instructional Materials
TEAC 880A Teaching with Technology- Survey of Instructional Technology
TEAC 880J Teaching with Technology- Language Arts
TEAC 882B Instructional Applications of Computers
TEAC 882J Instructional Applications of Computers- special topics
TEAC 959 Portfolio in Instructional Technology Competencies
TEAC 960 Topical Seminar in Instructional Technology

All students in our programs are expected to gain expertise in the doing of research and the tools of inquiry they use in connection to education and teacher education research processes and the phenomena they study  (e.g. quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, meta analyses, hermeneutics, ethnography, (classroom) discourse analysis, phenomenological study, narrative inquiry, policy analysis, historical analysis, geo-spatial analysis, philosophical analysis, teacher self-study research, and/or multimodal analyses).

Courses
TEAC 800 Inquiry into Teaching and Learning
TEAC 801 Curriculum Inquiry
TEAC 849 Studies in Assessment and Leadership for Learning
TEAC 888 Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner
TEAC 889 Masters Seminar
TEAC 895 Independent Study
TEAC 930A Ethnographic Methods
TEAC 930B Special Topics in Qualitative and/or Quantitative Research Methods
TEAC 930D Discourse Analysis Across School, Home and Community Settings
TEAC 930E Introduction to Linguistic Analysis of Classroom Interaction
TEAC 930J Hermeneutic Traditions in Education
TEAC 930K Quantitative Research Traditions in Education
TEAC 935 Seminar in Qualitative Research
TEAC 995A Ph.D. Pro-Seminar