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EDCR 400: Critical Inquiry Seminar This course provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to synthesize their work from both Liberal Studies and education courses in an inquiry-based participatory seminar. The course focuses on issues, reflection, and research relevant to education. Through extensive reading, independent research, writing, questioning, and discussion teacher candidates pursue areas of particular interest in depth. They share their work with each other, presenting the results of their inquiry in professional presentations. 3 credits, as offered EDCR 401: Professional Seminar in Education In this course, teacher candidates reflect upon the student teaching experience. Discussion focuses on current topics in education and the prediction and solution of issues in a variety of school situations. Teacher candidates prepare for employment through activities connected with the construction of their professional portfolios. This course is taken in conjunction with EDFL 410 Student Teaching. 3 credits, Fall, Spring EDCR 414: Sociology of Education This course addresses the intersection of education and various other institutions and structures in American society such as family, marriage, economics, politics, religion, gender, ability, social class, race, and ethnicity. Participants study: theoretical perspectives underlying education systems; learning theories that inform educational curricula and programs; the structure, positions, roles, and processes involved in schools; and the relationship between educational systems and societies. 3 credits, as offered EDCR 417: Assessment and Support for English Language Learners This is a 45-hour, seven-week online course designed to provide specific knowledge specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Instruction in its requirements for English as a Second Language (ESL) training. Specifically, the course will address part three: English Language Learners (ELLs) Language and Support Services Knowledge. It is designed to expand participants’ knowledge of effective assessment practices and support services available for ELL candidates. In addition to effective assessment practices, purposes for assessment, multiple assessment models, use of evaluation techniques, scaffolding of assessments, and formal/informal assessment tools are discussed. Participants learn the availability of school support services to assist ELLs in language acquisition and content learning and ways to promote parental/family involvement with their children’s educational program. Participants gain hands-on experience in test administration, interpretation, and reporting. Individualized Education Plans for ELLs identified as special education candidates are also reviewed. Participants in this course must also register for EDCR 422, the field experience that accompanies EDCR 417. 3 credits, Spring EDCR 418: Multicultural Aspects of Cross Cultural Communication This is a 45-hour, seven-week online course that explores cultural diversity, the nature of cross cultural communication, and the relationship between language and culture in educational contexts. Participants in this course must also register for EDCR 423, the field experience that accompanies EDCR 418. 3 credits, Spring EDCR 419: Structures of English This is a 45-hour, seven-week online course that examines (American) English usage, fundamentals of linguistics as well as first and second language acquisition. Current theories and research in these fields are introduced and applied. Course content also includes English Language Learner (ELL) literacy development and characteristics of ELL learners. Participants in this course must also register for EDCR 424, the field experience that accompanies EDCR 419. 3 credits, Fall EDCR 420: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)/Teaching English Language Learners (ELL)/Field Experience This course provides participants with a survey of current research and theory in English as a second language (ESL)/teaching English language learners (ELL). The participants explore and practice traditional and innovative methodologies for teaching language skills to nonnative

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019