Curriculum | Master of Arts in Teaching - STEM/ESOL

 

12-month Woodburn MAT STEM/ESOL Curriculum

  • Nationally (NCATE) accredited Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL degree program delivered in our Woodburn clinical site
  • Endorsements in advanced/basic math, and/or biology, chemistry, physics, or integrated science (physical, life, earth and space) 
  • ESOL endorsement infused within program courses and clinical work
  • Clinical program: Learn alongside faculty and experienced teachers as you work in classrooms and schools
  • Focus on science and math (STEM) project-based teaching and learning

MAT STEM/ESOL Courses

ESTM 504 Nature & Role of Culture, Language & Self-Identity (2 cr)

Focused specifically on the context of teaching English language learners, explores the personal, relational, and community aspects of communication, collaboration, congruency, cooperation, and competition. Includes learning communities, personal history and culture, language, communication skills, creativity, and classroom management.

ESTM 601: STEM/ESOL Teacher as Researcher I (2 cr)

Introduces candidates to teacher action research. Candidates will develop the skills of accessing, organizing, and analyzing existing research, and collecting action research data as part if classroom assessment. Candidates will learn to use data and existing research to analyze educational practice at the community, school, and classroom levels, with an emphasis on teaching English language learners.

ESTM 570: School, Society, and Language Policy (2 cr)

Focused specifically on the context of teaching English language learners, explores the relationship between schools, society, and language. Helps aspiring teachers develop an understanding of the philosophical, historical, socio-cultural, and legal foundations of education.  Special emphasis on the history of ELL education.

ESOL 544 Educational Linguistics (3 cr)

This course is designed to introduce candidates to linguistic aspects of teaching ESOL, and to build a solid foundation in theories of first and second language acquisition as relevant in teaching ESOL students.

ESTM 505 Diversity, Cultural Groups, Language and Identity (2 cr)

Focused specifically on the context of teaching English language learners, explores personal, relational and community beliefs, values, and systems of –isms that permeate communities and influence English language learning.  Includes community organization and civic engagement.

ESTM 541 STEM Literacy and English Language Learners (2 cr)

Introduces middle school and high school STEM educators to the application of reading and writing theories and to the development of STEM literacy. Develops and expands knowledge of the nature and scope of middle school and high school reading and writing, English language learning, and of the application of ESOL methods, materials, assessments, remedial strategies, and motivation for reading, writing, and study skills.

ESTM 526 Foundations of STEM-ESOL Teaching: Management, Methods, and Assessment (4 cr)

Develops skills in designing and organizing lessons and units for middle school and high school that involve students in appropriate learning activities, require higher level thinking skills, and use a variety of assessment methods. Includes a variety of general and ESOL-specific instructional skills and strategies, assessment, current trends in education, and classroom management as well as adolescent characteristics and development.

ESTM 538 STEM Pedagogy and Curriculum (6 cr)

Introduces aspiring STEM educators to the theories, strategies, resources, and technology applications appropriate to STEM curriculum and instruction at the middle and high school level. Emphasizes research-based teaching and evaluation methods, as well as an in-depth analysis of national and state science and mathematics standards.  Includes applications of STEM project-based learning in community and service-learning contexts, with an emphasis on teaching English language learners.

ESTM 602 STEM/ESOL Teacher as Researcher II (2 cr)

Candidates will continue exploration of teacher action research through a) analyzing their own emerging teaching practice, b) developing an area of focus for further study, and c) designing a related project to be carried out in a practicum placement or other applicable site, with an emphasis on teaching English language learners.

ESTM 506 Creating Language Learning Communities (2 cr)

Focused specifically on the context of teaching English language learners, explores the personal, relational, and community aspects of communication, collaboration, congruency, cooperation, and competition. Helps aspiring teachers develop a rich understanding of how to meet the needs of all students of all language backgrounds by participating in a democratic, inclusive, reflective learning community.

ESTM 575 Student Teaching and ESOL Practicum (10 cr)

Provides a classroom setting for preservice teachers to apply principles of education pedagogy and methodology under the supervision of an ESOL endorsed clinical teacher.