Course Descriptions

TASL 501 – First and Second Language Acquisition in ASL (3)
This course will introduce major theories of acquisition and similarities and differences between fist language and second language acquisition and learning for teaching ASL as L1 and L2.
Prerequisites – Must be accepted in the Teaching ASL program.
Offered during the summer as a hybrid course (online & two weeks onsite)

TASL 502 – ASL Teaching Methods (3)
This course will introduce theories and methods for teaching ASL as L1 and L2 across multiple instructional settings:  elementary, secondary, and post-secondary. 
Prerequisites – Must be accepted in the Teaching ASL program.
Offered during the summer as a hybrid course (online & two weeks onsite)

TASL 503 – ASL Assessment and Testing (3)
The course will discuss classroom assessment tools and evaluation techniques to assess L1 and L2 ASL students’ receptive, expressive, and conversational skills and socio-cultural knowledge across multiple instructional settings.
Prerequisites – TASL 501 & TASL 502
Offered during the fall as an online course.

TASL 504 – ASL Curriculum Development and Design (3)
The course will examine curriculum development in ASL education across multiple educational settings.  Development and models of syllabi, including instructional technology and materials, along with lesson plans will be explored. 
Prerequisites – TASL 501 & TASL 502
Offered during the summer as a hybrid course (online & two weeks onsite)

TASL 505 – Teaching Deaf Community, Culture, and ASL Literature (3)
The course will focus on methods of teaching Deaf community and Culture, and ASL literature in ASL classes.  Appropriate culture, community and literature contents will be explored.
Prerequisites – TASL 502 & TASL 504
Offered during the fall as an online course.

TASL 506 – Contemporary Professional Issues in Teaching ASL (3)
The course will explore and address the contemporary issues in the profession of teaching ASL including language policy, state and national credentialing issues.
Prerequisites – TASL 503 & TASL 504
Offered during the summer as a hybrid course (online & two weeks onsite)

TASL 507 – ASL Research Methods (3)
The purposes, values, designs and methods of research in educational setting will be introduced.  The students will conduct research on a topic related to ASL teaching.
Prerequisites – TASL 506 & SRM 600
Offered during the fall as an online course.

TASL 593 – Practicum for ASL Teaching I (3)
Students will have observational learning experiences with other ASL teachers in ASL as first language or second language instruction in various educational settings.
Prerequisites – TASL 501, TASL 502, TASL 503 & TASL 504
Offered during the spring as an online course.

TASL 594 – Practicum for ASL Teaching II (3)
Students will have in-depth teaching and learning experiences in teaching ASL as a first or second language in an educational setting.
Prerequisites – TASL 593
Offered during the fall as an online course.

SRM 600 – Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
Principals of research, design, and analysis.  Read and critique published research.  Required of all first year graduate students except in those departments with substitutes. 
Prerequisites – Must be accepted in the Teaching ASL program.
Offered each semester as an online and face-to-face course.

PTEP Courses Leading to Colorado Teacher Licensure

EDF 500 – Conceptions of Schooling (3)
Investigation of social contributions of schools.  Determination of what the public expects from local schools, assessing how accurately present systems meet public’s expectations and individual implications for teaching.
Offered during the fall as an online course.

EDFE 125 – Application for Graduate Licensure Admission to PTEP (0)
Submit completed package to the STE office.  Requirements/Checklist can be found here. S/U graded. 
Prerequisites – 3.0 GPA & Graduate Status.
Offered each semester as an online course.

EDRD 611 – Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development (3)
Students examine the developmental nature of language, literacy and cognition birth to adulthood by reading and studying classic and current research.  The impact of nature and nurture will be examined.
Offered during the summer as an online course.

EDSE 509 - Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities (3)
Provides effective strategies to educate all students, particularly at secondary level. Overviews special education process and inclusive education models; characteristics, transitional needs, and culturally/linguistically different exceptional learners and their families.
Offered online - semester to be determined.

PSY 500 - Educational Psychology for Teachers (3)
This course is designed to be an in-depth overview of research and theory on learning and cognition, social and personal development, individual differences, motivation and assessment of student learnign. Particular attention will be given to the application of these topics to classroom settings.
Offered during the fall as an online course.

 

 

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