Language Courses for Educators
Check out these new opportunities to develop expertise and experience working with English as a second language and bilingual learners. Participation in these courses increases your viability as an educator who is prepared to meet the demands of a diverse classroom and cross-cultural society. Register today!
Summer Session A
ESL594 – Foundations of English and Second Language Curriculum and Instruction – 3 credits
May 28-June 21 – online course taught by William White
In-depth examination of rapidly and significantly changing disciplinary issues, topics, or practices. Counts towards TESOL certification.
Summer Session B
ESL540 – Second Language Acquisition – 3 credits
June 24-July 19 – online course taught by William White
Important trends in second language acquisition research and their implications for foreign language teaching. Counts towards TESOL certification.
BXE623 – Policies and Practices of Bilingual Special Education – 3 credits
Saturdays – 9:00 am - 11:40 am – hybrid course taught by Awilda Ramos Zagarrigo
Learn about legal issues related to education of English language learners with and without disabilities. Consider educational factors given cultural and linguistic dynamics that teachers must understand and address. View flyer for complete details.
Graduate Assistanship Positions
There are four graduate assistantship positions available within the School of Education each academic year. Each position requires 20 hours/week. Duties in one of the four SOE departmental offices include: conduct academic research; complete written reports; assist with orientation, advisement, information sessions, and events; develop and maintain databases and related reports regarding student applications, admissions, retention, and graduation; develop and facilitate seminars and presentations; maintain websites using template system; other duties as assigned. As they become available, open positions are posted to the Human Resources website at: http://www.buffalostate.edu/offices/hr/jobs.asp
Required Qualifications: Maintain good standing in a graduate degree program at Buffalo State College. Maintain full-time registration concurrent with the appointment (full-time is defined as enrolled for at least 9 graduate-credit hours). Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience using, Microsoft Office programs. Demonstrate excellent organization and communication skills and ability to work well in a collaborative professional higher education office. Preferred Qualifications: Report writing experience; education background; teaching and/or tutoring experience; interest in field of education.
Specific Departmental Duties:
Adult Education/Career and Technical Education: The successful candidate will primarily assist faculty with academic research.
Social and Psychological Foundations of Education: The successful candidate will primarily assist faculty with academic research.
Exceptional Education: In addition to duties listed above, the successful candidate must be available some weekends and evenings for department events and functions.
Elementary Education and Reading: In addition to duties listed above, the successful candidate will assist with department financial management; work closely with the Professional Development Schools Consortium (PDS) to assist with meeting and retreat preparation, orientation, and mentoring; oversee graduate and PDS information boards; engage in research with faculty; and assist in preparations for Graduate Advisement Week, the campus Week of Welcome, new student orientations, and department graduate project presentation nights.
School of Education Programs and Degrees
The School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through the departments of Educational Foundations, Elementary Education and Reading, and Exceptional Education. To learn more, visit our Academic Departments page.
THE JOSEPH S. SPERRAZZA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
2010-2011 Scholarship Award--Annual scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education at Buffalo State College.
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