M.Ed Teaching English as a Second Language (36 Credits)

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Days of Week:
Online
Program Begins:
May 14, 2018
Meeting Times:
Online
College:
Sierra Nevada College
4300 E. Sunset Rd., Ste. E1
Henderson, NV 89014
*All fees included except a $50 SNC application fee. The college normally charges $499 per credit. By enrolling through CTE you save $3,720.

 

First payment: May 10, 2018

M.Ed Teaching English as a Second Language (36 Credits)


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• Financial aid is available for this program or a payment plan may be arranged upon request by emailing Sierra Nevada College at studentacct@sierranevada.edu. There is a $50 payment plan setup fee that will be collected with the first payment.

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*All fees are included in the program cost except a $50 SNC application fee. The total cost is based on 6 semesters for program completion and will vary depending on program completion. Tuition may increase annually (3% on average).

Program begins: May 14, 2018.
Program ends: TBA.


Please note: Courses will be offered based on enrollments. A minimum of 8 students is required for a course to be offered.
The specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) fulfills the requirements for the NV Endorsement in TESL. The coursework within the program does lead to eligibility for the NV state endorsement in Teaching English as Second Language. The SNC TESL program is designed for licensed teachers who desire to enhance their teaching practices and develop their teaching skills, to successfully address second language learner’s needs, in the classroom. Coursework in this program will prepare teachers to balance innovation and stability, focusing on the importance of creating a classroom environment that supports a diverse community of learners.
As a result of completion of the Teaching English as a Second Language courses students will be able to:
  • Develop theoretical knowledge necessary to teach diverse student populations, including bilingual students (e.g., students speaking other languages)
  • Advance comprehension of theoretical knowledge which supports best practices when teaching to diverse student populations, including bilingual students (e.g., students speaking other languages)
  • Apply theoretical knowledge which supports best practices when teaching to diverse student populations, including bilingual students (e.g., students speaking other languages)
  • Analyze teaching, in relation to best practices supported in theory, to determine which practices support teaching to diverse student populations, including bilingual students (e.g., students speaking other languages)
  • Apply and analyze theoretical knowledge which supports best practices teaching to diverse student populations, including bilingual students (e.g., students speaking other languages)
  • Evaluate and synthesize theoretical knowledge which supports best practices teaching to diverse student populations, including bilingual students (e.g., students speaking other languages)
Below is a suggested program; students may complete the program earlier based on individual needs. Contact the SNC M. Ed. Program Advisor for more information.
The following fees have already been included in your program cost: ELEC 102 requires a $145.00 seat fee (one-time fee) paid directly to Sierra Nevada College. Students are required to pay a $600 fee for course TLDR 603, and a $150 universal fee (per semester).

Course ELEC 102 – M.Ed. Online Training

M.Ed. Online Training (required if taking online M.Ed./ TLDR courses) This course prepares students to take online classes by familiarizing them with the basic navigational, technical and procedural aspects of the SNC online learning platform. Students will identify an idea for a project proposal that will sustain through the entirety of their TLDR coursework. This experience will provide the foundation and preparation for future work in Sierra Nevada College’s Teaching and Leadership (TLDR) degree program. This course is a prerequisite for all TLDR online courses at SNC.

Course TESL 563 – Methods & Materials for Teaching Non-Native English Speaking Students

This course addresses instruction for English as a second language development (ESL), and other specially designed academic instructional methods for teaching English to non-native English speakers (NES), K-12. The course touches on historical methods, theory of language acquisition, best practices, models, materials, the integration of standards and the assessment of language and content area skills. It fulfills part of the Nevada State Teaching English as a Second Language endorsement requirement. It is aligned with the INSASC Standards.

Course TLDR 501 – Understanding Teachers as Leaders

Teachers examine their current knowledge base, skill sets and leadership abilities with an eye toward improvement and engagement. Expansion of roles and responsibilities for the teacher within the framework of a professional learning community is a major focus of this course. Teachers explore their leadership styles, learning styles, and communications styles in order to maximize their professional growth and development as leaders. In this course, examination of personal and professional philosophies of education and instruction serve as primary sources of inquiry and research for teachers as they begin to develop an “action plan” for Professional Development in order to apply “theory to practice”.

Course TESL 566 – Theories of Second Language Linguistics and Cultural Diversity for English Language Learners

This course addresses issues of first and second language acquisition and the relationship on effective communication with students and parents. This course explores linguistic implications of language in society. It focuses on the study of characteristics and backgrounds of various cultures to promote understanding for recognizing, appreciating and valuing contributions of individuals. Second language strategies will be reviewed as well. It fulfills part of the Nevada State Teaching English as a Second Language endorsement requirement. It is aligned with the INTASC Standards.

Course TESL 564 – Language Development, Structure and Acquisition

This course addresses the history and structure of language focusing on theories of first and second language acquisition, universals and differences in language structure and usage. The course covers a glossary of terms used in language instruction. It fulfills part of the Nevada State Teaching English as a Second Language endorsement requirement. It is aligned with the INTASC Standards.

Course TLDR 502 – Understanding Community Leadership

In this course, teachers examine their current knowledge base, skill sets and leadership abilities with an eye toward improvement and engagement. Expansion of roles and responsibilities for the teacher within the framework of a professional as a community leader is a major focus of this course. Topics will include history, theory, and definitions of community leadership as well as methods and resources for introducing concepts of community leadership into any classroom. In this course, examination of leadership philosophies serve as primary sources of inquiry and research for teachers as they begin to develop a community-based “action plan” in order to apply “theory to practice”.

Course TESL 565 – Teaching Language Arts-Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing for ELL Students

This course addresses literacy development in the areas of language arts: listening, speaking, reading and writing for English Language Learners (ELL). This course explores classroom practices in the instruction of ELL students including adaptation of content, strategies and assessment to promote academic achievement for learners at all levels of English language acquisition. This course fulfills the Nevada State Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) endorsement requirement. This course is aligned with the INTASC Standards.

Course TLDR 503 – Understanding Practical Advocacy

To assume leadership roles and to become change agents in their respective schools, teachers will analyze the influences, trends, social and political forces that generate and impact educational change at varying levels, (i.e. classroom, school, community, state, and national levels). Teachers will develop knowledge of the stages of systemic educational change and strategies needed to achieve and sustain momentum for change. In this course, examination of advocacy philosophies serve as primary sources of inquiry and research for teachers as they begin to develop an “action plan” of change, in order to apply “theory to practice”.

Course TESL 561 – Assessment Considerations and Non-Native English Speaking Students

This course addresses factors that may influence and affect the academic performance of non-native English speaking students. Traditional as well as current strategies for individual and group assessment will be examined. Assessment of discrete language skills will be considered. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with various assessment instruments. The course will cover a glossary of terms used in assessment and language instruction for non-native English speaking students. It will fulfill part of the Nevada State Teaching English as a Second Language endorsement requirements. It is aligned with the INTASC Standards.

Course TLDR 601 – Exploring Applied Leadership

This course is designed as a lecture series and is meant to serve as a culminating look at leadership as an inside-out, relational phenomenon – from individual development (teacher leadership) to group dynamics (community leadership) and Page 6 created on 7/5/2017 at 03:22 PM eventually complex organizations (practical advocacy). A broad range of leadership topics including self-development, diversity, communications, conflict resolution, group roles, teamwork, decision-making, ethics, organizational design and change, community building and renewal is covered by invited “experts”.

Course TESL 562 – Developing Curriculum Non-Native English Speaking Students

This course covers a glossary of terms used in language instruction. Frameworks and models for developing curriculum appropriate for non-native English speakers are examined. Learning styles, aspects of culture, previous systems and other considerations that may affect appropriate instruction and student learning are also examined. It fulfills part of the Nevada State Teaching English as a Second Language endorsement requirement. It is aligned with the INSASC Standards.

Course TLDR 602 – Collaborative Leadership

This course provides an opportunity for students to apply and test leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students are placed in a position of leadership, through a community-based opportunity, to practice theory and examine personal obligations to citizenship and community. Culminating “action-plans” derived in student teams, organized in areas of specialization, will be developed.

Course TLDR 603 – Leadership in Action

Investigates the processes involved in, factors influencing effectiveness of, and strategies for effecting change in general and in educational milieus in particular; emphasizes strategies for identifying, prioritizing and designing collaborative plans to effect needed school improvement. Students will present their “action plans” developed during their Collaborative Leadership course, to an Advisory Board, reflecting on how, as leaders, teachers can impact their classrooms, their communities, and society.