NEW TEACHING ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE OPTION IN THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION
The Faculty of Education is offering two exciting new Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) options.
A new post-baccalaureate program in TEAL is being offered beginning in spring session 2017. The brochure is available here. Developed for practicing teachers in K-12, adult, or international teaching contexts, the program is designed so that students may complete any six of seven permanent course offerings, with electives offered when appropriate.
Second, BEd students can now complete three courses to receive targeted preparation in TEAL to enhance their confidence and expertise in working with English language learners. Many students have already completed one of the required courses to satisfy the Department of Education and Training diversity requirement. The revised and streamlined three-course option (9 credit hours) consists of:
1. Any two of the following:
a. EDUB 1620 Principles and Procedures of L2 Teaching
b. EDUB 1820 Language and Content Instruction of EAL/Bilingual Learners
c. EDUB 3018 Multi-Language Development in the Early Years
2. Plus: EDUB 3502 Language Awareness for Teachers
Students who complete the three-course option or the PBDE option will receive a letter signed by the Dean of the Faculty of Education acknowledging the TEAL-focused preparation they have received.
NOTICE OF IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE C-TESL PROGRAM
Historically, the Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (C-TESL) Program has been jointly offered by the Faculty of Education and Extended Education. Due to changing mandates in the two units, the C-TESL Program will no longer be offered by the Faculty of Education effective May2017. Effective immediately, C-TESL courses taken in Extended Education will no longer be transferable for Faculty of Education credit. For those already enrolled, questions about the phase-out of the C-TESL should be directed to Heather McIntosh.