Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLTE)
Introduction to contemporary approaches to language teaching, teaching as a profession, and second language acquisition theory. Includes two teaching components and 45 hours of early field experience. 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Admission to a qualifying teacher education curriculum. Early field experiences require Illinois State criminal background check and other training.
Course focuses on pedagogy, teacher knowledge and efficacy, and the development of professional dispositions for use in K-12 teaching. Emphasis is on preparing for the edPTA through lesson planning and assessment development. Includes multiple teaching components and 55 hours of early field experience. 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FLTE 471.
Course focuses on practical aspects of high school teaching and learning in the 21st century. Emphasis on teaching world languages at the secondary level. Majors topics include teaching with technology, unit planning, instructional methods, assessment development and classroom management. 1 or 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated in separate semesters to a maximum of 4 hours. In the fall semester, students enroll for 3 hours with instruction occurring in the first 10 weeks. In the spring semester, students enroll for 1 hour with instruction occurring in the first 4 weeks. At the end of the fall semester, students will have completed all Early Field Experiences in accordance with the ISBE/CoTE requirement that teacher candidates fulfill all EFE hours prior to Student Teaching. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FLTE 471 and FLTE 475.