Course Catalog: Academic Support Courses

The degree requirements outlined in this catalog are intended to be used for students entering Wheelock in the 2016-2017 academic year.

ACD 300/500
MTEL Strategies: Plan, Prepare, Pass
0 credits

Prepare for a range of required MTEL exams. Includes a review and introduction to test-taking strategies and crafting of an individual MTEL plan.

ACD 306/506
MTEL preparation – Early Childhood Education review
0 credits

Reviews content included in the Early Childhood Subject Test (MTEL). Includes test taking strategies and available test preparation resources. Topics include test-taking strategies, Child Development, Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts and Reading.

ACD 313/513
MTEL Prep: Communication and Literacy Skills Reading Subtest
0 credit

This course reviews Reading, the subject matters related to the Communication & Literacy Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 314/514
MTEL Prep: Communication and Literacy Skills Writing Subtest
0 credit

This course reviews Writing, the subject matters related to the Communication & Literacy Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 315/515
MTEL Preparation– Communication and Literacy Skills Test
0 credit

Reviews Reading and Writing, the subject matters related to the Communication and Literacy Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 316/516
MTEL Prep GC
0 Credits

This course reviews the subject matters related to the General Curriculum I: Multi-Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Topics include: English Language Arts - Literature, English Language Arts - Structure and Writing Process, U.S. and Massachusetts History, U.S. Government, World History/Geography, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, and Life Science. $15 cancellation fee for students who register but do not attend.

ACD317/517
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: Mathematics Sub Test
0 credits

Reviews Mathematics content and test objectives related to the General Curriculum: Mathematics subtest (MTEL). Typically meets for 3 sessions; Student should enroll in this course based on the suggestion of instructor and performance in the math sequence. Otherwise students should enroll in ACD 318/518 for preparation for the General Curriculum: Mathematics Subject subtest.

ACD 318/518
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: Mathematics Sub Test
0 credits

Reviews Mathematics content and test objectives related to the General Curriculum: Mathematics Subject (MTEL).

ACD 320/520
MTEL Preparation: Intensive Math Content Review
0 Credits

Designed to review the mathematical concepts that may be assessed on the General Curriculum: Mathematics subtest MTEL. Covers number theory, geometry and measurement, probability and statistics, numbers and operations, functions and algebra, and open response problems.

ACD 340/540
MTEL Prep: Foundations of Reading
0 Credits

This intensive MTEL Preparation module is designed to support students in developing a deep understanding of the Foundations of Reading Test, which includes Foundations of Reading Development, Development of Reading Comprehension, and Reading Assessment and Instruction. Students will understand the requirements of and draft sample open responses that integrate knowledge and understanding, analyze multiple choice questions, and implement strategies to ensure success on the test. Homework and additional resources will be provided and students will be invited to subsequent workshops to fine tune misconceptions and gain additional practice prior to taking the test. Due to the nature of this course, all students MUST attend the full-day session BEFORE attending a workshop. $15 cancellation fee for students who register but do not attend.

ACD 501
Building a Foundation for Graduate Writing
0 credit

Designed to help graduate students develop the writing skills they need to succeed in both their academic and professional lives. Re-views fundamentals like grammar, sentence structure, idea development, and organization while teaching specific writing strategies for graduate school assignments. Introduces best practices for re-search and citation.

ACD 507
MTEL Preparation–Reading Specialist Subject Review
0 credit

Reviews the subject matter included in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure Reading Specialist test. Topics include introduction and test-taking strategies, reading development, assessment, reading instruction, roles of the reading specialist. Enrollment is limited to students enrolled in the master’s program in Teacher of Reading. Prerequisite: RDG 618. Corequisite: RES 722 and RDP 609.

MLE 540
Professional Knowledge for ESL Teaching
0 credits

Consolidates background in theory, research and practice related to ESL instruction. Addresses core concepts in linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics and literacy; examines practices for academic language and literacy development and assessment. Surveys Sheltered Immersion and other ELL instructional approaches. Builds upon knowledge developed in HDF 702, MLE 530, 535 and RDG 530 which are pre- or corequisites. Candidates should take this course to prepare for the ESL or SEI MTEL.

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