2012 TC Academics
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Karen LaBonte

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A&HE 4057: English methods

A required course which focuses on practical aspects of teaching English, including lesson and unit plans, effective teaching strategies, evaluation and assessment, curriculum design, and integration of language arts. The overarching theme addresses literacy practices as historically situated and contextualized.Special fee required.

A&HE 4151: Teaching of writing

The course integrates theory and practice for teachers. Topics include the textual character of genres, critical perspectives on writing instruction, research on writing, evaluation and assessment of writing, and classroom methods for teaching writing. This course is taught with A&HE 4156, Writing: Nonfiction, as part of a 6 point sequence. Special fee required.

A&HE 4156: Writing: Nonfiction

A non-fiction writing workshop. This course is taught as part of 6 credit block with A&HE 4151: Teaching of writing. Special fee required.

A&HE 4750: Supervised teaching of English

Majors only. Students may satisfy state certification requirements by participating in the supervised teaching program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students should plan to reserve part of each day Monday through Friday for classroom experience. Special fee required.

A&HE 4751: Field work and observation in secondary English

Majors only. A series of guided observations of schools, teachers, and students. Student teachers will synthesize theoretical knowledge with intense practical experience to integrate educational philosophy with the reality of day-to-day life teaching in a secondary English language arts classroom. Special fee required.