Teaching, with Teacher Certification in French (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (M.A.T.) Graduate (Combined B.A./M.A.T.) - 2012 University Catalog

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The Bachelor's/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education.  The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

TEACHING (P-12 FREN & STUDENTS w/DISAB)

Complete 36 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE PART I

    Complete 2 courses:

    SPED 586 Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (3 hours lecture) 3
    SPED 591 Teaching Organization and Study Skills for the Inclusive Classroom. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI) or Master of Education (MED) (3 hours lecture) 2-3
  2. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE PART II

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete .

      FREN 519 Teaching French in P-12: Practice 3
    2. Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete the following 2 courses:

        CURR 526 Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture) 3
        CURR 527 Fieldwork (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course from the following:

        ECEL 691 Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPED 691 Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE PART III

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    CURR 529 Student Teaching (6 hours lab) 6
    CURR 543 Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. ADDITIONAL GRADUATE COURSES

    The following coursework is completed as part of the undergraduate component.

    1. Complete 2 courses: (Courses are completed as part of the undergraduate program).

      SPED 584 Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom 2-3
      SPED 585 Technology for Inclusive Classrooms 2-3
    2. Complete 1 course (with advisor approval) for 3 semester hours from the following list.

      FREN 500 French as a Research Tool (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 501 Graduate Study Abroad 3-6
      FREN 504 Politics of the French Language (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 505 History of the French Language (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 506 Advanced French Phonetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 507 Practicum in Translation 3
      FREN 508 Explication de Texte and Stylistic Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 509 Critical Approaches to Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 510 Topics in French Linguistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 511 Medieval French Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 513 Medieval French Theatre (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 514 Medieval French Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
      FREN 516 French Humanism in 16th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 517 Poetry of the Renaissance (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 518 16th Century Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
      FREN 525 Moralists of the 17th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 526 Corneille, Racine and Moliere (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 527 Selected Topics in 17th Century French Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 529 Seminar in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 530 Philosophy and Politics in 18th Century France (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 531 The Development of the Novel in 18th Century France (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 532 18th Century Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
      FREN 533 Eighteenth-Century French Civilization Seminar (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 535 Nineteenth-Century French Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 536 The Romantic Movement (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 537 19th Century French Theatre (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 538 French Novel of 19th Century I (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 539 French Novel of 19th Century II (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 540 19th Century French Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 541 19th Century Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
      FREN 542 20th Century French Theatre (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 543 20th Century French Poets (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 544 20th Century French Novel I (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 545 20th Century French Novel II (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 546 20th Century Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
      FREN 547 Francophone Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 548 Contemporary French Civilization-Selected Topics (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 549 Contemporary Francophone Civilization Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
      FREN 550 Introduction to French Colonialism (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 551 Women Writers from North Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
      FREN 603 Research Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
      FREN 604 Research Seminar Continuation (1 hour seminar) 1

Course Descriptions:

CURR526: Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture)

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence (CURR 526, CURR 543). This course focuses on developing classroom practices necessary for student teaching and the beginning of a professional career in teaching, building from the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses in the professional sequence. In conjunction with CURR 527-Fieldwork, students have the opportunity to observe in classrooms and to do individual, small group, and whole class teaching. Students investigate democratic classroom practice by focusing on curriculum development; creating a positive, well-structured climate for learning in their classrooms; learning and practicing techniques for effective classroom management; and choosing appropriate teaching strategies and assessments to create successful learning experiences for their students. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; CURR 509 or EDFD 509; CURR 516 or EDFD 516; CURR 517; CURR 518; READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR527: Fieldwork (3 hours lecture)

Students spend 60 hours, or approximately one day per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not limited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and EDFD 519 or CURR 519; and READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR529: Student Teaching (6 hours lab)

Full time student teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for the duration of a semester is required of all students who complete the regular program of certification requirements. 6 hour lab requirements. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 519 or EDFD 519; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR543: Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture)

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence (CURR 526, CURR 543). This course focuses on putting into practice all the knowledge and skills students have developed throughout their professional sequence in their full-time, supervised student teaching experience. A primary focus is on planning and implementing curriculum. In addition to curriculum planning and using appropriate instructional and assessment strategies, students learn about the impact of the school and classroom culture and climate on student learning and on relationships between and among students, teachers, and other professionals in school. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

ECEL691: Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

The culminating experience for the BA/MAT Dual Certification programs, this course focuses on policies, issues, and trends related to the education of students in inclusive settings. Relevant sociological and cultural persepctives focused on the social construction of dis/ability are examined as well as their implications for the schools. Students synthesize, analyze, and evaluate issues of relevance to inclusive education that will impact their professional careers as teachers in inclusive environments and the future of inclusive education. Students also conduct an empirical research project on inclusion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 graduate credits in the program.

FREN500: French as a Research Tool (3 hours lecture)

Learning to read French as a tool for research (a "service" course for MA candidates in other departments). 3 sh.

FREN501: Graduate Study Abroad

Study at a university in a French-speaking country to gain first-hand knowledge of the historical, social, economic, and cultural life of the country. Credit by evaluation. May be taken twice for a total of 6 credits. 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.

FREN504: Politics of the French Language (3 hours lecture)

Presenting an overview of the social history and politics of France and Francophone societies, this course provides a context in which to analyze the particular relationship that exists between French language and national identity. It will examine issues such as the status and role of the French language outside France, language policy and planning measures, and ideologies connected to issues such as gender, race, identity, and class. 3 sh.

FREN505: History of the French Language (3 hours lecture)

Structures of modern French as outcome of linguistic and cultural processes over 2,000 years. 3 sh.

FREN506: Advanced French Phonetics (3 hours lecture)

Principles of general and experimental phonetics. Previous knowledge of phonetics desirable. 3 sh.

FREN507: Practicum in Translation

Basic principles and theory of translation with emphasis on research techniques. 3 sh.

FREN508: Explication de Texte and Stylistic Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Techniques of "explication de texte and stylistic analysis" as an instrument for development of critical reading ability, and as pedagogical tool for teaching literature as well as language through literature. 3 sh.

FREN509: Critical Approaches to Literature (3 hours lecture)

Fundamental notions of contemporary French literary criticism; theory and practice. 3 sh.

FREN510: Topics in French Linguistics (3 hours lecture)

Changing topics to include in-depth studies of subjects in French sociolinguistics, syntax, pragmatics, and applied linguistics. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

FREN511: Medieval French Literature (3 hours lecture)

French literature from ninth through fifteenth centuries emphasizing the "Chanson de geste" and the "Roman courtois." 3 sh.

FREN513: Medieval French Theatre (3 hours lecture)

Origins and development of theatre in France during the Middle Ages. 3 sh.

FREN514: Medieval French Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Changing topics to include in-depth studies of individual authors, themes, and genres from the Middle Ages as they relate to historical and cultural events. Examples include "Francois Villon and His Time," "Courtly Culture of the Middle Ages," and Knights, Taverns and Romance." This course may be repeated twice for a total of nine credits as long as the seminar topic is different each time. 3 sh.

FREN516: French Humanism in 16th Century (3 hours lecture)

Humanistic ideals as reflected in the works of Rabelais, Montaigne and other authors. 3 sh.

FREN517: Poetry of the Renaissance (3 hours lecture)

Major works of Marot, Ronsard, Du Bellay and other poets of the Pleiade. 3 sh.

FREN518: 16th Century Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Changing topics to include in-depth studies of individual authors, themes, and genres from the 16th century as they relate to historical and cultural events. Examples include "Women Writers of Renaissance France," "Religion and Politics in Sixteenth-Century French Literature," and "Storytelling in its Cultural Context." This course may be repeated twice for a total of nine credits as long as the seminar topic is different each time. 3 sh.

FREN519: Teaching French in P-12: Practice

The second half of a two-semester sequential course conducted entirely in French. Application of various teaching techniques; development of mini lesson plans and a unit plan by integrating state and national standards; and application of appropriate performance-based assessment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FREN 502.

FREN525: Moralists of the 17th Century (3 hours lecture)

Representative works of Descartes, Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, Saint Simon, La Bruyere, and other authors. 3 sh.

FREN526: Corneille, Racine and Moliere (3 hours lecture)

Dramatic art as reflected in representative plays of the three authors. Taught in French. 3 sh.

FREN527: Selected Topics in 17th Century French Literature (3 hours lecture)

Changing topics to include in-depth studies of individual authors and themes. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

FREN529: Seminar in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France (3 hours lecture)

Changing topics about the historical period from 1700 to 1871 in france will include in-depth studies of the various philosophical, social, literary as well as political developments and figures that shaped the revolutionary movement from 1700 to 1871. Examples include "Revolutionary Ideals and their Visual Depiction", "The Philosophers of Enlightenment and Revolution", or "Revolutionary Women and their Social Legacy". Course may be repeated one more time for a total of six credits, as long as the seminar topic is different each time. 3 sh.

FREN530: Philosophy and Politics in 18th Century France (3 hours lecture)

Impact of the "philosophes" on religious, political and sociological thought. 3 sh.

FREN531: The Development of the Novel in 18th Century France (3 hours lecture)

Study of the social and historical context of a novel and its particular form (e.g. epistolary, episodic, etc.). 3 sh.

FREN532: 18th Century Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Changing topics to include in-depth studies of individual authors, themes, and genre topics. 3 sh.

FREN533: Eighteenth-Century French Civilization Seminar (3 hours lecture)

Changing topics to include in-depth studies of various 18th-century French civilization such as "Female Deviance and Imprisonment of Women in the 18th-century", "The French Revolution" or "The Age of Enlightenment". The interrelationship of the political and social movements with the philosophical thinking of the Enlightenment will be emphasized. Course may be repeated one more time for a total of six credits, as long as the topic is different each time. 3 sh.

FREN535: Nineteenth-Century French Literature (3 hours lecture)

Changing topics on nineteenth-century French literature, to include in-depth studies of individual authors, genres, movements, or thematic topics from the nineteenth century. Examples include "Balzac's Comedie Humaine", Romantic Poetry", "Flaubert and the Realist Novel", or "Collectors and Collecting in the Nineteenth-Century Novel". Course may be repeated one more time for a total of six credits, as long as the seminar topic is different each time. 3 sh.

FREN536: The Romantic Movement (3 hours lecture)

The origins and development of Romanticism in England and Germany are compared with the later triumph of the movement in France. Representative works of Chateaubriand, Goethe, Novalis, Kleist, Hoffmann, Heine, Musset, and Nerval are studied, and their themes compared with those of the English romantics. (Taught in English. Recommended to French majors as a free elective.) Cross listed with English, ENLT 536. 3 sh.

FREN537: 19th Century French Theatre (3 hours lecture)

Hugo's dramatic theories and their application in representative plays. 3 sh.

FREN538: French Novel of 19th Century I (3 hours lecture)

Insight into major works of Balzac and Stendhal. 3 sh.

FREN539: French Novel of 19th Century II (3 hours lecture)

Insight into major works of Flaubert and Zola. 3 sh.

FREN540: 19th Century French Poetry (3 hours lecture)

Development of French poetry from Romanticism to Symbolism. 3 sh.

FREN541: 19th Century Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Changing topics to include in-depth studies of individual authors, themes, and genres from the 19th century as they relate to historical and cultural events. Examples include "Victor Hugo's Nineteenth Century," "The Belle Epoch," and "The Creation of National Identity." This course may be repeated twice for a total of nine credits as long as the seminar topic is different each time. 3 sh.

FREN542: 20th Century French Theatre (3 hours lecture)

Major modern currents and trends in drama. 3 sh.

FREN543: 20th Century French Poets (3 hours lecture)

Within a general developmental context, emphasis upon thematics and structural analysis of work of Apollinaire, Reverdy, Char, Eluard and Bonnefoy. 3 sh.

FREN544: 20th Century French Novel I (3 hours lecture)

Evolution of the French novel from Proust to Camus. 3 sh.

FREN545: 20th Century French Novel II (3 hours lecture)

Evolution of the French novel from the "New Novel" of the 50's to contemporary French writing. 3 sh.

FREN546: 20th Century Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Changing topics on twentieth century French literature. 3 sh.

FREN547: Francophone Literature (3 hours lecture)

Major Francophone writings outside continental France. 3 sh.

FREN548: Contemporary French Civilization-Selected Topics (3 hours lecture)

Study of institutions and culture of contemporary France. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

FREN549: Contemporary Francophone Civilization Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Changing topics addressing contemporary issues affecting the Francophone world. Topics might include "Gender, Women and Society," "French Rap and Black Culture in France," "The Scourge of AIDS in Francophone Africa: Causes and Remedies." May be repeated twice for a total of nine credits. 3 sh.

FREN550: Introduction to French Colonialism (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the history of French colonialism in Africa (North and Sub-Saharan), the Americas, the Middle East, and the various islands of Oceania and the Pacific. It offers an overview of the French imperial process from the fifteenth century and studies the various cultural, political, and economic impacts of French civilization on its (former) colonies. 3 sh.

FREN551: Women Writers from North Africa (3 hours lecture)

This course is based on a selection of works by Francophone women writers from North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia) including Assia Djebar, Malika Mokaddem, Nouzha Fassi, Badia Hadj Nasser, Leila Houari, Hele Beji, and Emna Bel Haj Yahia. 3 sh.

FREN603: Research Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Opportunity to apply research techniques to a specific topic of the student's choice. 3 sh.

FREN604: Research Seminar Continuation (1 hour seminar)

This course allows students who have not completed the semester-long FREN 603 (Research Seminar) to finish it during additional semesters. May be repeated up to a total of 4 credits. 1 sh.

SPED584: Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom

This course is designed to be an introduction for pre-service teachers in the field of Special Education assessment and accountability. The course will introduce students to elements of traditional assessment, including record keeping, grading, objective and essay testing, theories of validity as well as authentic, performance, and portfolio assessment. The keeping of anecdotal records, inclusion, heterogeneous groups, and accommodations will also be components of this course. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPED585: Technology for Inclusive Classrooms

The course is designed to provide educators with an understanding of how to use technology as a seamless part of the teaching and learning experience for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. Two main purposes for students with disabilities will be emphasized. Teachers will learn how to provide access to the curriculum for students with disabilities by using the principles of Universal Design for Learning as a framework for curriculum design. They will learn how to utilize technology to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities in order for them to attain maximum independence and participation in all environments. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPED586: Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (3 hours lecture)

This course will focus on a Research-Based and Teacher-Tested Support Model for planning and implementing transition services for students with disabilities. Successful transition services will allow students to build the bridges toward becoming independent self advocates with the insights, skills, knowledge, and learning techniques for successful transition from school to adult life. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPED591: Teaching Organization and Study Skills for the Inclusive Classroom. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI) or Master of Education (MED) (3 hours lecture)

In this course, future and practicing teachers who work with students with disabilities in middle and secondary school learn how to enable those students to become more effective learners so they can have greater access to the general education curriculum. Increased inclusion has led to higher expectations for students with disabilities and the need to meet the more rigorous demands of the general education classroom. This requires study and organization skills, wich students with disabilities often lack as a result of the impact of their disability. In this course, teachers become familiar with research-based study and organization strategies as well as effective instructional methods for systematic and explicit instruction to teach these strategies. Through these strategies, they can help students compensate for their disability characteristics and become more independent, engaged learners. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 469, SPED 568 or SPED 587. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPED691: Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

The culminating experience for the BA/MAT Dual Certification programs, this course focuses on policies, issues, and trends related to the education of students in inclusive settings. Relevant sociological and cultural persepctives focused on the social construction of dis/ability are examined as well as their implications for the schools. Students synthesize, analyze, and evaluate issues of relevance to inclusive education that will impact their professional careers as teachers in inclusive environments and the future of inclusive education. Students also conduct an empirical research project on inclusion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 Graduate credits in the program. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).