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Below you will find the current coures offerings listed by semeseter and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@simmons.edu or 617-521-2111.

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/24/2014 12:25PM

Grad Esl Education

TESL 417 - Sheltered English Instruction

Successful completion of this course can qualify you for Massachusetts Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Endorsement. For pre-service teachers in core subject areas, the course will build your skills, confidence, and familiarity with research-proven practices for working with English Language Learner (ELL) students. You will cover the social, cultural, familial, and academic factors that affect learning. You will learn strategies for sheltering content for ELLs and, using WIDA language standards, you will explore the link between oral language and student learning of academic language and literacy skills. This course was created for candidates working toward their first initial teaching license in a core subject area and is not intended for incumbent, already-licensed teachers.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W205
Janet L. Chumley Open 6 No 4.00
06 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

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08:00PM
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Anne Abigail Niemi Open 15 No 4.00
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Janet L. Chumley Open 2 No 4.00

TESL 445 - Fundamentals of Reading in a Sec. Lang. Language

4 sem. hrs. Provides an introduction to reading and writing in a second language. Examines theories of reading both first and second language; relevant differences in first and second reading processes and instruction, particularly with beginning readers; and formal and informal reading assessment. Involves tutoring. Writing theory and practice will be examined and instructional approaches to writing, the writing process, and writing assessment will also be considered. Requires fieldwork. Abraham, Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C104
Paul F. Abraham Open 11 No 4.00

TESL 449 - Individual Study

For graduate students only. Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Paul F. Abraham Open 20 Yes 4.00

TESL 450 - Independent Study

For graduate students only. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Paul F. Abraham Open 20 Yes 1.00

TESL 451 - Bilingualism Lang Multiculture

4 sem. hrs. Examines language policy, minority language rights, and linguistic and political issues affecting bilingual education in a multicultural context. Investigates the effects of gender, race, and culture on language use within developmental stages and learning styles of students across grade levels. Emphasizes assessment procedures and the involvement of parents in education. Chumley.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L004
Janet L. Chumley Open 11 No 4.00

TESL 471 - ESL Adult Teaching Practicum

Prereq.: Consent of the department. Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an ESL classroom at either a university-based or a community-based ESL program. Involves observing and assisting the classroom teacher and developing curricula. Requires 96 documented hours of direct instruction and attendance at a student teaching seminar. Chumley.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
04:50PM
MCB
C106
Janet L. Chumley Open 20 No 2.00

TESL 480 - Practicum: English As a Second Language (grades 5-12)

Prereq.: Consent of the department. Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an ESL classroom. Involves planning and implementing daily class lessons for at least 150 hours of direct teaching, developing curriculum materials, and demonstrating service to a student who falls short of classroom instructional objectives. Requires papers, attendance at seminars, and a minimum of 135 documented hours of direct instruction. Chumley.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
04:50PM
MCB
C106
Janet L. Chumley Open 20 No 4.00

TESL 487 - Practicum: English As a Second Language (PreK-6)

. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an ESL classroom. Involves planning and implementing daily class lessons for at least 150 hours of direct teaching, developing curriculum materials, demonstrating service to a student who falls short of classroom instructional objectives. Requires papers, attendance at seminars, and a minimum of 135 documented hours of direct instruction. Chumley.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
04:50PM
MCB
C106
Janet L. Chumley Open 20 No 4.00
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/24/2014 12:25PM

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Graduate Schools Course Catalogs

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Please note: Simmons College and its Graduate Schools make every effort to ensure that the information contained in their catalogs is accurate and complete. Occasionally, however, changes are made and mistakes are discovered after the catalog has been placed online. Degree requirements may also change because of changes in curriculum, accreditation standards or legal requirements.

If you have questions about a program, especially with regard to the course or training requirements for a particular degree, we encourage you to be in contact with the Dean of the School, the director of the program, or the chairman of the relevant department for definitive information.

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