Course Catalog

Licensure Course Catalog

CES Licensure courses for educators and aspiring educators are convenient, engaging, and rigorous. Our hybrid-online course format includes selected Saturday face-to-face sessions, combined with online work, for the best fit with your schedule. Courses can be taken for graduate credit, PDPs, or in order to work toward your initial or additional license.

Spring

Hybrid-Online Teacher Preparation And Development Courses

Academic Language

Participants in this course will use a variety of strategies and resources (including tech tools), to develop the core skills and expertise needed for educators to support students academic language development and close the opportunity gap.

Capstone: Implementing Best Practices

This course is the culminating experience for candidates in the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Teaching. Candidates will implement educational concepts and practices gained through earlier coursework by designing, implementing and presenting findings for an action research project.

Language Development and Literacy

This course addresses normal development of expressive and receptive language in terms of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It focuses on the language performance exhibited by different populations of children/adults with disabilities.

Learning Disabilities and Instructional Techniques

The course is a survey of the general field of learning disabilities, including history and definitions, as well as assessment and remediation. The course looks at the underlying neuro-developmental functions of the brain and how differences in brain functioning can lead to difficulties learning in school and impact job performance.

Literacy Learning for Younger Children

This course provides students with an in-depth study of elements of an early literacy instructional framework, with a focus on the reading components. 

SEI Teacher Endorsement

This course equips participants with strategies to support ELLs’ access to content instruction through evidence-based reading, writing and vocabulary interventions. Successful completion of this course qualifies participants to apply for the Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Endorsement.

Theory and Practice in Fostering Literacy in a New Language

This course provides participants with an introduction to pedagogical approaches to reading and writing instruction for both English Language Learners and students of foreign or world languages.

Working with the Range of Students in Mathematics

This course focuses on teaching mathematics to diverse students, including, but not limited to, those with special needs.

Hybrid-Online Administrative Leadership Courses

Policy, Politics, and Curriculum

This course is designed to assist aspiring administrators in developing a deeper understanding of the curriculum and the myriad forces that shape it. Curriculum is not developed in a vacuum—it is shaped by state and federal policy and mandates, school committee priorities and resources, educational research, and the involvement and capacity of the teachers.

The Culture of the School

This course will introduce candidates to the many and varied roles and responsibilities of a building administrator. Candidates will self-reflect on their own leadership style in order to better understand their approach to managing and addressing the day-to-day expectations and routines that will ensure effective and efficient school operations.

Fall

Hybrid-Online Teacher Preparation And Development Courses

Assessment for Reading Instruction

The focus of this course is the assessment of what students identified with reading and/or writing difficulties understand about the reading and writing processes.

Curriculum and Assessment for Teachers

This course is designed so that teachers will become knowledgeable about the theory and practice of standards-based curriculum and assessment.

Educational Research

Course participants will engage in the scientific reasoning process and reflect upon this process as it relates to the educator’s role. 

Introduction to Educational Technology

In this course, we will provide an introduction to educational technology that aligns to state and national standards in technology integration.

Language Development and Literacy

This course addresses normal development of expressive and receptive language in terms of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It focuses on the language performance exhibited by different populations of children/adults with disabilities.

Literacy Learning for Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents

This course is designed to assist participants in teaching intermediate students, including English language learners, to read and write and to use literacy skills for a variety of purposes.

Positive Behavior Supports

This course provides an overview of the research and best practices for assessing; planning; problem-solving; and implementing individual, classroom and school-wide positive behavior support.

SEI Teacher Endorsement

This course equips participants with strategies to support ELLs’ access to content instruction through evidence-based reading, writing and vocabulary interventions. Successful completion of this course qualifies participants to apply for the Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Endorsement.

Hybrid-Online Administrative Leadership Courses

Data Informed Decision Making

This course will help candidates become data-informed instructional leaders through the use of key tools and strategies.

Instructional Leadership and Supervision

This course is designed to assist aspiring administrators to develop the knowledge and skills to serve as instructional leaders.

Teacher Preparation and Development Workshops

Differentiating Instruction Through Word Study

This online word study workshop will afford participants the opportunity to become familiar with the continuum of word study skills which form the foundation of reading.

Summer

Hybrid-Online Teacher Preparation And Development Courses

Curriculum and Assessment for Teachers

This course is designed so that teachers will become knowledgeable about the theory and practice of standards-based curriculum and assessment.

Positive Behavior Supports

This course provides an overview of the research and best practices for assessing; planning; problem-solving; and implementing individual, classroom and school-wide positive behavior support.

Specialized Reading Approaches

The focus of this course is on the variety of instructional reading programs utilized in many of today’s schools.

Teaching for Math Understanding

This course focuses on the curriculum and pedagogy of standards-based middle school mathematics.

Theory and Practice of Acquiring a Second Language

This course provides participants with an introduction to the field of second language acquisition (SLA), with a specific focus on issues that directly impact the second language classroom.

Theory and Practice in Sheltering Instruction

This course is an introduction to the theories and sheltered strategies for teaching content and grade level subject matter to English Language Learners.

Understanding Differences and Disabilities

In this course, participants will examine the needs, levels of functioning, and contributions of individuals with special needs.

Working with the Struggling Reader

This course is designed to give the participant knowledge of the reading process, reading disabilities, and reading approaches and of the components of the language arts curriculum.

Hybrid-Online Administrative Leadership Courses

Dynamic Perspectives in Education

This course brings together candidates from Teacher Licensure and Administrative Leadership programs to examine issues facing educators today.

Educational Technology for Administrators

 

Law, Ethics, and the Educator

 

The Contemporary Educational Leader

This course explores systemic educational leadership. Participants investigate topics of contemporary concern, including, but not limited to, diversity, reform movements, and the power of leadership. 

Translate »