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CAS Language Teaching Requirements

Sample Required and Elective Courses for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Language Teaching

Please see the Course Catalog for the specific CAS in Language Teaching requirements.

12 credits of study: three required courses and one elective course. The required courses provide essential grounding in the mechanics of language, a foundation in language teaching methodology, and a supervised teaching practicum. The elective course will enable students to specialize in an area of professional interest.

Required Courses (9 credits)

One language structure course and two language teaching methodology courses, which should be taken in sequence.

  • LIN 601 Introductory Linguistic Analysis, OR
  • LIN 605 Linguistic Structure of English, OR
  • LIN 626 Structure of Standard Arabic, OR
  • SPA 637 Intro to Spanish Linguistics 3 credit(s), AND
  • LIN 621 Introduction to Methods of Language Teaching
  • LIN 622 Advanced Methods of Language Teaching

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Assessment

  • EDU 655 Education Tests and Measurements
  • IDE 641 Techniques in Educational Evaluation
  • IDE 741 Concepts and Issues in Educational Evaluation

Culture & Society

  • ANT 672 Language, Culture, and Society
  • CFE 640 Inequality and Intergroup Relations in Education
  • CRS 630 Intercultural Communication
  • LIN 673 Language Variation and Change
  • LIN 674 Topics in Sociolinguistics
  • LIN 681 Global Communication Through World Englishes

Language Acquisition

  • CSD 622 Development of Speech and Language
  • LIN 671 Dimension of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism
  • LIN 692 Second Language Acquisition

Language Structure

  • CSD 616 Introduction to Applied Phonetics
  • LIN 601 Introductory Linguistic Analysis
  • LIN 605 Linguistic Structure of English
  • LIN 611 Semantics of Human Languages
  • LIN 612 Pragmatics: Meaning and Context
  • LIN 626 Structure of Standard Arabic
  • LIN 631 Phonological Analysis
  • LIN 641 Syntactic Analysis
  • LIN 651 Morphological Analysis
  • LIN 661 Introduction to Historical Linguistics
  • LIN 731 Advanced Phonology
  • LIN 741 Advanced Syntax
  • PHI 651 Logic and Language
  • PHI 565 Philosophy of Language
  • SPA 635 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • SPA 636 Structure of Spanish
  • SPA 637 Intro to Spanish Linguistics

Learning Populations

  • CSD 636 Cultural and Linguistic Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • EDU 607 Principles of Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
  • CSD 616 Introduction to Applied Phonetics
  • ELL 615 Linguistics for Teachers of English Language Learners
  • ELL 645 Issues in Educating English Language Learners
  • HED 605 The American College and University
  • HED 712 Research on the College Student
  • IDE 652 Assistive Technologies for Integrating Students with Special Needs
  • IDE 771 Methods and Techniques for Teaching and Training Adults

Literacy

  • ELL 625 Methods of Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners
  • ELL 635 Methods of Literacy Across the Curriculum for English Language Learners
  • RED 607 Issues in Multicultural Literacies
  • RED 613 - Teaching Comprehension 3 credit(s)
  • RED 626 Early Intervention for Children's Reading Problems
  • RED 746 Perspectives on Literacy and Technology

Materials Design

  • IDE 611 Technologies for Instructional Settings
  • IDE 621 Principles of Instruction and Learning
  • IDE 631 Instructional Design and Development I
  • IDE 656 Computers as Critical Thinking Tools
  • IDE 736 Motivation in Learning and Instruction

Program Management

  • HED 621 Principles and Practices of Student Affairs Administration
  • IDE 761 Strategies in Educational Project Management

Substitutions may be made with the Coordinator of the Certificate Program