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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

EDRD 523 - Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3)
Develop understanding of cognitive affective needs of middle and secondary students in reading and writing to learn. Develop sensitivity to individual needs. Participate in related field experiences.

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.

ET 501 - Introduction to Applications of Educational Technology (3)
An application of technology tools in teaching practices to promote technology integration that is seamless and adds significant value to student learning of K-12 curriculum. An investigation of theoretical and practical issues and methods.

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.




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