Teaching and Learning
American sign language (ASL), a visual-spatial language used by a large percentage of the deaf people in the United States and Canada, has gained popularity within the last decade. ASL is used with young children with and without disabilities to enhance communication, decrease behavioral issues, and increase emergent literacy.
Teaching English overseas is an excellent option for college graduates—providing students the opportunity to travel, live in another culture and build job experience. Many schools abroad are looking for candidates with a Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate to teach English.
This HYBRID program is designed to deepen K-12 teachers’ understanding of effective classroom assessment practices. Courses will focus on assessing students, making instructional decisions based on assessment data, including evidence of student learning in the teacher evaluation process.
Courses are designed for an individual or school district-sponsored professional development. Participants will enjoy a supportive online environment that makes learning flexible and accessible.
Disciplinary literacy focuses on literacy tools – reading, writing, speaking, listening, and interpreting media – that enhance learning in the content disciplines. The Disciplinary Literacy Certificate is offered collaboratively between the Department of Teaching & Learning and the Department of Literacy & Language. The program is custom-designed for cohorts of PK-12 educators and may consist of 9 to 15 credits.