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ESL Supplemental TExES (154) Training Program

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Program Overview:

This course is designed to prepare elementary, middle school, and secondary school educators, working with culturally and linguistically diverse students, to take the TExES 154 for ESL certification, as well as develop the core set of competencies for teaching English language learners. Educators will leave prepared to implement multiple strategies to ensure student success in addition to the knowledge needed to pass the TExES 154.

This course emphasizes the application of theory into effective teaching practice by focusing on English as a Second Language (ESL) methodologies, approaches, and techniques for second language learners as outlined by Texas State Board of Education Text Framework for ESL supplemental certification (EC-12) #154. Domain I: Language Concepts and Language Acquisition; Domain 2: ESL Instruction Assessment; Domain 3: Foundations of ESL education, Cultural Awareness, and Family and Community Involvement.

The course will occur over a period of 4 weeks with 8 live interactive Zoom Video Conferencing sessions with TCU Assistant Professor of Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Dr. Steve Przymus, totaling 12 hours, as well as 12 hours of asynchronous activities. Participants must attend all sessions and complete asynchronous activities to receive the full credit of 24 hours of continuing professional education. Please note, partial credit will not be awarded.

 

Schedule of Classes and Activities for Fall 2021:

Day 1: Monday, November 8 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities, TExES 154 pre-test)

    • Between Day 1 & Day 2 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 2: Wednesday, November 10 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 2 & Day 3 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 3: Monday, November 15 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 3 & Day 4 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 4: Wednesday, November 17 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 4 & Day 5 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 5: Monday, November 29 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 5 & Day 6 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 6: Wednesday, December 1 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 6 & Day 7 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 7: Monday, December 6 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 7 & Day 8 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 8: Wednesday, December 8 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities, final TExES 154 post test)

 

Course Instructor: Dr. Steve Przymus

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ESL Course Tuition Rate:

$500 early bird tuition UNTIL October 31, 2021

$550 standard tuition BEGINNING November 1, 2021

 

This course offering is a combined partnership of TCU’s College of Education and TCU’s Office of Extended Education.