Teacher Education at Steinhardt

Foreign Language Education Graduate Syllabi and Course Descriptions

Course IDTitleDescription
FLGED-GE 2027 Applied Linguistics for Teachers of French A systematic study of advanced French phonological, grammatical, and lexical systems with the focus on forms, function, meaning, and usage in French.
FLGED-GE 2069 The Teaching of Foreign Languages: Theory and Practice The first method course for foreign language education majors. Course contents include guiding principles and methodology in a variety of approaches to the teaching of foreign languages, specifically in developing auditory comprehension and oral production; teaching reading and writing; impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level, and educational background on language and literacy development as well as human development processes and variations. Also included are skills in motivation, communication, and classroom management.
FLGED-GE 2124 Advanced Chinese for Teachers of Chinese: Part I Developing advanced Chinese (Mandarin) language proficiency in both oral and written expression, and enhancing knowledge of Chinese language and rhetorical instructions through selected readings of both classical and contemporary Chinese literary works of various genres. Part I will focus on classical Chinese.
FLGED-GE 2128 Advanced Spanish for Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language Developing Spanish language proficiency in both oral and written expressions, and enhancing knowledge of Spanish and its rhetorical structures through selected reading of contemporary Spanish literature.
FLGED-GE 2129 Advanced French for Teachers of French as a Foreign Language Emphasis on the development and maintenance of communicative oral skills in French. May include opportunities for attendance at lectures, movies, theatres, and events where French is spoken.
FLGED-GE 2223 Teaching English as a Foreign Language in International Settings Various teaching approaches, methods, and techniques to teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in international settings. A 'learning through doing' approach will be followed so that students will learn how to adapt various approaches and methods to teach EFL in a diverse setting.
FLGED-GE 2417 Applied Linguistics in Chinese Advanced systematic study of Chinese (Mandarin) with focus on its grammatical, discourse, and pragmatic systems. A practical study of form, function, meaning, and usage in Chinese.
FLGED-GE 2419 Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Spanish A systematic study of advanced Spanish phonological, grammatical, and lexical systems with the focus on forms, function, meaning, and usage in Spanish.
FLGED-GE 2911 Student Teaching in Foreign Language Education (Grades 7-9) One semester supervised student teaching in a foreign language education classroom in grades 7-9 for a minimum of 180 hours within 20 days. Student teaching experiences will be used to support theoretical and practical applications of the planning and implementation of the curriculum. Participation is required in a weekly student teaching seminar which offers a practical examination of teaching problems and practices as they relate to actual classroom teaching.
FLGED-GE 2914 Workshop in Foreign Language Education For prospective and practicing teachers, heads of departments, supervisors, and coordinators of foreign language programs who desire to work on curriculum revision, audiovisual aids, teaching techniques, testing programs, teaching materials, teacher training and evaluation, and other aspects of the foreign language program.
FLGED-GE 2918 Field Experience Seminar in Foreign Language Teaching Visits to foreign language classes from K-12 and to resource centers, cultural services, and textbook publishers. Class sessions focus on creative utilization of observation findings for practical classroom teaching. Intended for in-service teachers.
FLGED-GE 2922 Student Teaching in Foreign Language Education (Grades 10-12) One semester supervised student teaching in a foreign language education classroom in grades 10-12 for a minimum of 180 hours within 20 days. Student teaching experiences will be used to support theoretical and practical applications of the planning and implementation of the curriculum. Participation is required in a weekly student teaching seminar, which offers a practical examination of teaching problems and practices as they relate to actual classroom teaching.

Language Education Syllabi and Course Descriptions

Course IDTitleDescription
LANED-GE 2003 Linguistic Analysis The systematic study of phonological, grammatical, and discourse systems and of principles of language use across languages.
LANED-GE 2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multicultural Education Cultural perspectives on language learning, language use, and education. Focus on sociolinguistic issues in education and pedagogical implications for linguistic and cultural minority students. Central topics include cross-cultural communication in the classroom, including the role of ethnicity, race, gender, and social class; the relationships between home/community language-use patterns and school achievement; cultural perspectives on school-community relations; cross-cultural perspectives on parenting and language socialization; standard and nonstandard language varieties in the classroom; and effective instructional approaches for linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms.
LANED-GE 2035 Internship in Teaching Second Languages University supervises internship experience in ESL or foreign language at adult or college level for 20 days. Internship experiences will be used to support theoretical and practical application of the planning and implementation of curriculum. This experience will also include a student teaching seminar, which meets once a week.
LANED-GE 2039 Advanced Individual Project in Multicultural Education Provides opportunity for students to engage in field-oriented library research; to compare and contrast existing text materials; to prepare classroom materials, tests, syllabi, or other projects, all under faculty guidance.
LANED-GE 2040 Teaching Second Languages in a Technological Society The class will explore how a variety of technological tools can promote and support more effective and student-based language acquisition. Pre- and in-service language teachers will learn how to use technology to provide native models of second language use in context, increase comprehensible input, facilitate meaningful oral and written production, and provide increased opportunities for authentic interaction. They will acquire the skills to develop instructional units employing technologies adapted to the needs and interests of particular learning communities.
LANED-GE 2060 Language Evaluation and Assessment Workshop for development of placement, achievement, diagnostic, and proficiency tests for second language students for all language and ability levels. Examination of language tests and such concepts as validity and reliability in testing.
LANED-GE 2099 Culminating Experience in Multicultural Education The culminating and integrative experience of the master's programs. Each student presents his or her findings on the problem or problems pursued and studies their implications relative to local, regional, and national professional issues.
LANED-GE 2201 The Second Language Classroom: Elementary and Secondary Schools Study of approaches, methods, and techniques used in teaching language skills and developing cross-cultural understandings to second/foreign language learners at the elementary and secondary levels. The emphasis of the course includes curriculum development, language development through different development stages and through content areas, language testing, lesson planning, and micro-teaching.
LANED-GE 2202 The Second Language Classroom: College and Adult Study of materials, approaches, and techniques used in teaching language skills to adult second language learners.
LANED-GE 2206 Second Language: Theory and Research Current approaches and issues in second language acquisition, including various acquisition models, multilingualism, discourse analysis, and the role of culture in language learning. Hours arranged are for student collection and analysis of field data.
LANED-GE 2800 Advanced Research Seminar: TESOL/Foreign Language and Bilingual Education  

General Pedagogical Core Syllabi and Course Descriptions

Course IDTitleDescription
TCHL-GE 2000 Field Consultations On-site consultation for in-service personnel by faculty on such problems as goal selection, curriculum development, or evaluation. In-service personnel and faculty sponsor mutually identify a problem and develop and implement a plan. May be taken on group or individual basis. Registration requires submission of field consultation form and approval of faculty sponsor and program director.
TCHL-GE 2010 Inquiries Into Teaching and Learning III Introduces graduate-level pre-service teachers to the complexities of teaching by exploring four major themes-- learning, knowledge and knowing, teachers and teaching, schools and schooling. Each theme is investigated by analyzing issues of the learner's autobiography, the challenges of diversity, the power of collaboration, and uses of reflection. Students read and respond to a range of relevant tests, engage in observation of an elementary or secondary school classroom, create a classroom portrait with a focus on a particular learner, and produce a learning portfolio.
TCHL-GE 2013 Applied Research Design Based on the formal principles of experimental and survey design, this course prepares students to design sound quantitative research studies that take into account the practical constraints of the real world. Topics include formulating research questions, identifying relevant target populations, selecting and sampling study participants, choosing which predictors to study, defining comparison groups, identifying appropriate measures, determining sample size, and evaluating the outcomes. Appropriate for doctoral students preparing to write a dissertation proposal.
TCHL-GE 2132 Evaluating Educational Programs Appropriate methods of assessment of educational programs with emphasis on evaluative procedures for developers and users, and consideration of materials and effectiveness of programs; focus on teacher's need for evaluation skills.
TCHL-GE 2275 Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development Explores the interconnections among the acquisition of first (and second) language and the development of print and media literacy from birth through adolescence. Emphases are placed on the interactions of reading and writing with a focus on those children who make transitions and acquire the appropriate skills easily, as well as those who find it more difficult, particularly in middle childhood and adolescence. The implications for literacy education for students speaking a second language or a variety of English are also explored in the context of urban education.
TCHL-GE 2515 Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts Emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge of adolescent development to classroom teaching. Strategies for general and special education teachers to meet the cognitive, emotional, and social needs of adolescents in urban contexts. Focus on differentiating instruction to maximize learning opportunities and outcomes for all learners across ethnicity, race, national origin, linguistic competencies, ability status, learning styles, sexual orientation, gender, and social class. Issues of curriculum development, instructional planning, classroom management, and use of technology. Methods for collaboration with parents, teachers, and other professionals.
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Ed, Child Abuse ID, School Violence Prevention: Social Responsibilities of Teachers An introduction to the role and responsibilities of teachers, school administrators, speech pathologists, and pupil personnel staff in the coordinated school health program. Includes strategies to prepare prospective educators for addressing mandated health subjects (e.g., recognition and prevention of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, child abduction; child abuse recognition; safety education and violence prevention, including fire and arson prevention). Meets NYS Education Department certification requirements for instruction in school violence prevention (2 hours) and identification and reporting of child abuse (2 hours). And fulfills the harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification/licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act). Three of the required six instructional hours will be delivered through face-to-face instruction .*

*Access to a school/field site is required and can be arranged upon request.