ED 575 - Teacher Discourse: Language and Communication Issues in the Elementary Classroom
(3 cr.) The course provides the teacher candidate with the knowledge and skills necessary to design classroom environments that enhance and support the social and emotional development of elementary-level learners. This course examines the communication systems of educational settings--in particular the communication systems of the classroom, the school/family dynamic and the individual developing child. The course analyzes and considers instructional language and its impact on the classroom community, student learning and student behavior. Candidates also focus on teacher communication with parent/guardian populations and its impact on student learning. Enrollment in the MAT program is required. Prerequisite: ED 436 or ED 544; Every Year, Fall and Summer

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