Secondary English Language Arts: New Literacies and Global Learning

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The English language arts concentration is a 30 hour program. All teachers enrolled will take 4 Core Courses along with an additional 6 courses focused on teaching and learning English language arts. These courses include advanced, graduate-level content courses in the English department.

 

Core Curriculum

Core curriculum will consist of 4 courses which is 12 hours of coursework.

  • ECI 546 New Literacies and Media (3 hours, online, fall and spring)
  • ECI 524 Theory and Research in Global Learning (3 hours, online, spring and summer I)
  • ECI 523 Teacher as Researcher (3 hours, online, fall)
  • ECI 508 Teachers as Leaders (3 hours, spring)

Specialty Coursework

Specialty curriculum typically consists of 6 courses which is 18 hours of coursework.

1. Computer Applications Courses (3 Hours): Select the appropriate 3 hour course

  • ECI 511- Computer Applications and Curriculum Integration (fall, summer, online)
  • ECI 512- 21st C. Technology: Teaching and Learning (spring, online)
  • ECI 513- Videography for Education (spring, online)
  • ECI 514- Multimedia Design and Applications in Inst. (fall, online)
  • ECI 515- Internet Applications and Web Page Design in Instruction (spring, online)
  • ECI 516/716- Design and Evaluation of Instructional Materials (spring, online)
  • ECI 518- Program and Staff Development in Instruction (spring, online)
  • ECI 519- Special Problems in Instructional Technology

2. English Education Courses (9 Hours):

  • ECI 520 The Teaching of Composition (spring) 3 hours
  • ECI 521 Teaching Literature for Young Adults (spring; online after 2010) 3 hours

3. Select ONE from the following:

  • ECI 522- Issues and Trends in English Language Arts Education (fall, odd-numbered years)
  • ECI 531- Advanced Writing in Education (spring each year)
  • ECI 541- Reading in the Content Areas* (spring, online; fall, face-to-face; summer, both)

4. English Course, Select One at the Graduate Level (3 Hours)

5. English or Education or Psychology Elective (3 Hours)