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Graduate Degree Program - Multicultural Education

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  • Professional Studies Building,  Rm. 209
    201-200-3380

    Dr. J. Alexis Kim, Chairperson

    Dr. Donna Farina, Professor
    Dr. Alene Graham, Professor
    Dr. John Klosek, Professor
    Dr. Mihri Napoliello, Professor
    Dr. Elba Herrero, Professor
    Dr. Vesna Radanovic-Kocic, Assistant Professor


    TThe Department of Multicultural Education is an academic department that prepares teachers for careers in ESL, bilingual, and multicultural settings. Multicultural education recognizes and supports different perceptions of the world as equally valid; enables teachers to clarify their values and perceive their attitudes and stereotypes about other groups of people; and develops respect for linguistic and cultural differences.
    Note: New students should call the department for an appointment for advisement.

    LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
    It is a New Jersey State requirement that all candidates seeking TESL certification be tested in oral and written English language proficiency. Candidates seeking bilingual endorsement must be tested in oral and written English language proficiency, and in oral/written second language proficiency. Tests are given by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The Department requires you to take the oral tests during your first semester of study in Multicultural Education; you should take the written tests by the end of your second semester. ACTFL Language Proficiency Assessment Tests for ESL and Bilingual Certification are arranged by the Department of Multicultural Education. Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Tests, in English and in the student’s native language, are conducted weekly and application forms can be obtained from the University Advisement Center. Please call 201-200-3305 for further information.

    MASTER OF ARTS IN URBAN EDUCATION
    DEGREE PROGRAM OPTIONS

    The Master of Arts in Urban Education may be taken with any one of the following specializations:

    English as a Second Language
    English as a Second Language, with or without ESL teacher certification, for students with or without a previous teaching certification (see below)

    Bilingual/Bicultural Education (see below)

    Certification Only
    The following certification or endorsement only programs are offered.

    • English as a Second Language—for students already holding a teaching certification
    • English as a Second Language—for students not already holding a teaching certification
    • Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher Endorsement - for students already holding a teaching certification

    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION
    For students already holding a teaching certification

    Program Requirements (24 credits)
    Phase I: 12 credits

     

    Code Title
    Credits
    MCC 627 Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students
    3
    MCC 600 General Linguistics and Multicultural Education (MCC 600 is a pre-requisite to MCC 604)
    3
    MCC 611 Theories of Language Teaching
    2
    MCC 612

    Observation of ESL (MCC 611 and MCC 612 must be taken together)

    1
    MCC 635

    Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners (Other literacy courses may be substituted)

    3

    Phase II: 12 credits
    Code Title
    Credits
    MCC 655

    Methods of Teaching ESL (MCC 655 is a pre-requisite to MCC 617)

    3
    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience
    3
    MCC 604 Phonology and Structure of American English
    3
    MCC 617

    Field Experience in ESL/Bilingual Education

    3

     


    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION
    For students not already holding a teaching certification

    Program Requirements (36 credits)
    Phase I: 12 credits

     

    Code Title Credits
    MCC 627 Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students
    3
    MCC 600

    General Linguistics and Multicultural Education (MCC 600 is a pre-requisite to MCC 604)

    3
    MCC 611 Theories of Language Teaching
    2
    MCC 612

    Observation of ESL (MCC 611 and MCC 612 must be taken together)

    1
    MCC 635 Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners
    3

    Phase II: 12 credits
    MCC 655

    Methods of Teaching ESL (MCC 655 is a pre-requisite to MCC 617)

    3
    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience
    3
    MCC 604 Phonology and Structure of American English
    3
    MCC 617 Field Experience in ESL/Bilingual Education
    3

    Professional Education Courses: 12 credits
    EDU 628 Learning and Motivation 3
    MCC 618 Human Relations and Multicultural Education 3
    MCC 660 Internship in ESL 5
    MCC 661

    Seminar in ESL (MCC 660 and MCC 661 must be taken together)

    1

     


    MASTER OF ARTS IN URBAN EDUCATION—ESL SPECIALIZATION
    No teaching certification program with this option
    Program Requirements (42 credits)
    Students are strongly recommended to take the courses in specified phases.

    Required Courses
    Phase I: 12 credits

    Code Title
    Credits
    MCC 627 Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students
    3
    MCC 600

    General Linguistics and Multicultural Education (MCC 600 is a pre-requisite to MCC 604)

    3
    MCC 611 Theories of Language Teaching
    3
    MCC 612

    Observation of ESL (MCC 611 and MCC 612 must be taken together)

    1
    MCC 635

    Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners (Other literacy courses may be substituted)

    3


    Phase II: 9 credits

    MCC 655 Methods of Teaching ESL
    3
    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience
    3
    MCC 604 Phonology and Structure of American English
    3


    For Degree: 6 credits

    MCC 626 Survey and Development of ESL Materials
    3
    MCC 650 Research in Urban Education: ESL/bilingual Tracks
    3


    Restrictive Electives: (select 15 credits from the following)

    MCC 605 Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 607 Theory and Practice of Teaching the Bilingual Child in the Content Areas
    3
    MCC 608 Language, Culture and Communication
    3
    MCC 609 Multicultural Education and Psycholinguistics
    3
    MCC 610 Multicultural Education and Sociolinguistics
    3
    MCC 617 Field Experience in ESL/Bilingual Education
    3
    MCC 618 Human Relations and Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 619 Americans in the World community
    3
    MCC 621 Multicultural Values in the Urban Community
    3
    MCC 623 Contemporary Issues in Bilingual Curriculum Development
    3
    MCC 628 Approaches to Teaching English Writing Skills to ESL and Bilingual Students
    3
    MCC 631 Teaching the Culture of the USA to ESL Students in Higher Education
    3
    MCC 632 Fieldwork in ESL Programs for College Students
    3
    MCC 633 Teaching ESL in Higher Education
    3
    MCC 634 Assessment and Evaluation for ESL Learners
    3

     


    MASTER OF ARTS IN URBAN EDUCATION - ESL SPECIALIZATION- AND ESL TEACHER CERTIFICATION
    For students not already holding a teaching certificate

    Program Requirements (42 credits)
    Students are strongly recommended to take the courses in specified phases.

    Phase I: 12 credits

    Code Title
    Credits
    MCC 627 Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students
    3
    MCC 600

    General Linguistics and Multicultural Education (MCC 600 is a pre-requisite to MCC 604)

    3
    MCC 611 Theories of Language Teaching
    2
    MCC 612

    Observation of ESL (MCC 611 and MCC 612 must be taken together)

    1
    MCC 635

    Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners (Other literacy courses may be substituted)

    3


    Phase II: 12 credits

    MCC 655

    Methods of Teaching ESL (MCC 655 is a pre-requisite to MCC 617)

    3
    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience
    3
    MCC 604 Phonology and Structure of American English
    3
    MCC 617 Field Experience in ESL/Bilingual Education
    3

    Professional Education Courses: 12 credits
    EDU 628 Learning and Motivation
    3
    MCC 618 Human Relations and Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 660 Internship in ESL
    5
    MCC 661

    Seminar in ESL (MCC 660 and MCC 661 must be taken together)

    1


    For Degree: 6 credits

    MCC 626

    Survey and Development of ESL Materials

    3
    MCC 650 Research in Urban Education: ESL/bilingual Tracks
    3

     


    MASTER OF ARTS IN URBAN EDUCATION - ESL SPECIALIZATION - AND ESL TEACHER CERTIFICATION
    For students already holding another teaching certificate
    Program Requirements (42 credits)
    Students are strongly recommended to take the courses in specified phases.

    Required courses:
    Phase I: 12 credits

    Code Title
    Credits
    MCC 627 Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students
    3
    MCC 600

    General Linguistics and Multicultural Education (MCC 600 is a pre-requisite to MCC 604)

    3
    MCC 611 Theories of Language Teaching
    2
    MCC 612

    Observation of ESL (MCC 611 and MCC 612 must be taken together)

    1
    MCC 635

    Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners (Other literacy courses may be substituted)

    3


    Phase II: 12 credits

    MCC 655 Methods of Teaching ESL
    3
    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience
    3
    MCC 604 Phonology and Structure of American English
    3
    MCC 617 Field Experience in ESL/Bilingual Education
    3

    For Degree: 6 credits
    MCC 626 Survey and Development of ESL Materials
    3
    MCC 650 Research in Urban Education: ESL/bilingual Tracks
    3

    Elective Courses: 12 credits
    MCC 605 Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 607

    Theory and Practice of Teaching the Bilingual Child in the Content Areas

    3
    MCC 608 Language, Culture and Communication
    3
    MCC 609 Multicultural Education and Psycholinguistics
    3
    MCC 610 Multicultural Education and Sociolinguistics
    3
    MCC 618 Human Relations and Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 619 Americans in the World community
    3
    MCC 621 Multicultural Values in the Urban Community
    3
    MCC 623 Contemporary Issues in Bilingual Curriculum Development
    3
    MCC 628 Approaches to Teaching English Writing Skills to ESL and Bilingual Students
    3
    MCC 631 Teaching the Culture of the USA to ESL Students in Higher Education
    3
    MCC 632 Fieldwork in ESL Programs for College Students
    3
    MCC 633 Teaching ESL in Higher Education
    3
    MCC 634 Assessment and Evaluation for ESL Learners
    3

     


    BILINGUAL/BICULTURAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION
    Only for students already holding another NJ instructional teaching certificate

    Program Requirements (21 credits)
    Phase I: 9 credits

    Code Title
    Credits
    MCC 627 Historical & Cultural Background LEP Students
    3
    MCC 605 Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 635

    Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners (Other literacy courses may be substituted)

    3


    Phase II: 12 credits

    MCC 655

    Methods of Teaching ESL (MCC 655 is a pre-requisite to MCC 617)

    3
    MCC 607 Theory and Practice of Teaching the Bilingual Child in the Content Areas
    3
    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience
    3
    MCC 617 Field Experience in ESL/Bilingual Education
    3

     


    MASTER OF ARTS IN URBAN EDUCATION – (BILINGUAL/BICULTURAL EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION) AND BILINGUAL/ BICULTURAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT
    For students not seeking Bilingual/Bicultural Certification

    Program Requirements (42 credits)
    Students are strongly recommended to take the courses in specified phases.

    Required Courses
    Phase I: 9 credits

     

    Code Title
    Credits
    MCC 627 Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students
    3
    MCC 605 Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 635

    Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners (Other literacy courses may be substituted)

    3


    Phase II: 9 credits

    MCC 655

    Methods of Teaching ESL (MCC 655 is a pre-requisite to MCC 617)

    3
    MCC 607 Theory and Practice of Teaching the Bilingual Child in the Content Areas
    3
    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience
    3
    MCC 617 Field Experience in Bilingual/Multicultural Education
    3

    For Degree: 6 credits
    MCC 623 Contemporary Issues in Bilingual Curriculum Development
    3
    MCC 650 Research in Urban Education: ESL/bilingual Tracks
    3

    Electives: (select 15 credits from the courses below)
    MCC 600 General Linguistics and Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 604 Phonology and Structure of American English
    3
    MCC 608 Language, Culture and Communication
    3
    MCC 609 Multicultural Education and Psycholinguistics
    3
    MCC 610 Multicultural Education and Sociolinguistics
    3
    MCC 611 Theories of Language Teaching
    2
    MCC 612

    Observation of ESL (MCC 611 and MCC 612 must be taken together)

    1
    MCC 618 Human Relations and Multicultural Education
    3
    MCC 619 Americans in the World community
    3
    MCC 621

    Multicultural Values in the Urban Community: Implication for Values Education in Urban Schools

    3
    MCC 628 Approaches to Teaching English Writing Skills to ESL and Bilingual Students
    3
    MCC 631 Teaching the Culture of the USA to ESL Students in Higher Education
    3
    MCC 632 Fieldwork in ESL Programs for College Students
    3
    MCC 633 Teaching ESL in Higher Education
    3
    MCC 634 Assessment and Evaluation for ESL Learners
    3