MA and 6th year Plans of Study (POS) consist of 30 graduate-level credits. Most of our students are full-time, Connecticut public school teachers and enroll in 2 three credit courses a semester/ session (including summer), and are able to complete their degree/ diploma in under 2 years. Course tuition and fees can be found on the Bursar’s webpage.
Fall 2016 courses:
- EDCI 5700, Foundations of Bilingual Education, Staff
- EDCI 5705, Curricular Issues Bilingual Education, Howard
- EDCI 5742, Latinos and U.S. Education, Irizarry
- EDCI 5742, Sheltered English Instruction for ELLs, Rojas
- EDCI 5875, Multicultural Education, Kohan
- EDCI 5875, Multicultural Education, Kohan
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EDCI 5605 (319): Second Language Acquisition in the Elementary Schools— An introduction to current research related to second language acquisition in elementary school-age children, with emphasis on implications for foreign language instruction.
EDCI 5700* (304): Foundations of Bilingual Education— Study of political, social and legal aspects of bilingual education.
EDCI 5705 (307): Curricular Issues in Bilingual Education— Current approaches, methods and techniques with respect to curricular issues in contemporary bilingual education programs.
EDCI 5710 (309): Special Topics in Bilingual Education— In-depth study of current topics related to bilingual education programs.
EDCI 5715* (312): Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition— Developmental sequences and theories of first and second language acquisition.
EDCI 5720* (313): Bilingual Education and Biliteracy— Current methods, strategies and techniques of reading in the mother tongue (L1); transfer of reading skills into English (L2); and evaluation and adaptation of L1 and L2 reading materials.
EDCI 5740* (360): Latinos and U.S. Education—Conditions of schooling Latinos in the U.S. educational system via an historical and economic context, including principles of second language acquisition. Policy issues and theoretical discussions of underachievement. Relationship between dominant and subordinate cultures and their effect on classroom discourses.
EDCI 5742* (397): Sheltered English Instruction for ELL— Current approaches and techniques with respect to academic language development in sheltered environments. This course attempts to disclose the most important issues surrounding content area teaching for English Language Learners (ELLs). Special attention is placed on the teaching of mathematics, science, and literacy in English for second language learners, including second language acquisition and development within the content areas.
EDCI 5750* (317): Language Diversity and Literacy— Overview of issues and debates concerning the theory and practice of literacy development for non-native English speaking students in the United States.
EDCI 5755 (404): Teaching English as a Second Language— An examination of current research on the acquisition and learning of English as a second language (ESL) in school settings. Critical issues in the application of research on ESL to the bilingual classroom are discussed.
EDCI 5760 (409): Research in Bilingual Education— Analysis of research in bilingual education, methods of research and design and implementation of research studies in bilingual education. Prerequisite: EDCI 307
EDCI 5765 (413): Assessment of Bilingualism—Principles of: assessment of bilingual learners, including language proficiency and dominance, (bi)literacy development, and academic content knowledge. Current assessment approaches for bilingual learners in different contexts (e.g., bilingual, ESL classes,) and for various purposes (e.g., screening, placement, evaluation).
EDCI 5770 (414): Advanced Issues in Bilingual Education— Critical contemporary issues and topics related to bilingual education programs in the United States. Prerequisite: EDCI 307
EDCI 5775 (421): Advanced Issues in Second Language Acquisition— Advanced clinically-based seminar focusing on research issues and practice in second language acquisition.
EDCI 5780 (422): Social and Political Context Bilingual Education— Advanced seminar addressing the social and political context of contemporary bilingual education programs from a critical perspective.
EDCI 5845 (430): Seminar in International Education— Concentrated study of culture and education in a major geographical region such as Africa, Asia, or Latin America; or cross-cultural studies of educational issues.
EDCI 5875* (357): Multicultural Education—Interrelationships between education and various sociocultural aspects of cultural diversity and cultural pluralism, including language acquisition and diversity.
EDCI 5890* (315): Educational Linguistics—Overview of the study of language and linguistics, and especially applied linguistics, with emphasis on their implications for the classroom teacher.
EDCI 5895* (322): Language Ideology and Education— Interrelationship among language, ideology, education and society, including examination of issues of social class, ethnicity, gender, social context, power, and politics. Also covered are literacy, language prescriptivism and standardization, language policy and discourse in critical perspective.
EDCI 6200 (401): Theoretical Foundations of Teaching English— A sociocognitive perspective on teaching the English language arts, including the historical, sociological, linguistic, and psychological foundations of teaching English.
EDCI 6855 (431): Sociocultural Theories for Educators— The study of selected sociocultural theories and their application in education.
EDCI 6860 (435): Research in Multicultural Education— Advanced study in the processes and findings of research in multicultural education.
The most up-to-date course descriptions are available via the Graduate Catalog
* Meets the IB/M Language & Culture Diversity Plan of Study requirement (dated 7/13/2016)