Academic Support Courses

The degree requirements outlined in this catalog are intended to be used for students entering Wheelock in the 2015-2016 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).

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 330/530
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: Life Science
0 Credits

Provides reviews of the subject matters related to the General Curriculum I: Multi-Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 331/531
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: Earth and Space Science
0 Credits

Provides reviews of the subject matters related to the General Curriculum I: Multi-Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 332/532
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: Physical Science
0 Credits

Provides reviews of the subject matters related to the General Curriculum I: Multi-Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 333/533
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: US and Massachusetts History
0 Credits

Provides reviews of the subject matters related to the General Curriculum I: Multi-Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 334/534
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: World History and Geography
0 Credits

Provides reviews of the subject matters related to the General Curriculum I: Multi-Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 335/535
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: ELA: Literature
0 Credits

Provides reviews of the subject matters related to the General Curriculum I: Multi-Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

ACD 336/536
MTEL Preparation: General Curriculum: ELA: Structure & Writing Process
0 Credits

Provides reviews of the subject matters related to the General Curriculum I: Multi-Subject Test in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

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. Reviews fundamentals like grammar, sentence structure, idea development, and organization while teaching specific writing strategies for graduate school assignments. Introduces best practices for research 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.

EDU 335/RDG 535
Reading Theory and Practice
0 credits

Consolidates professional background in theory and practice of teaching reading in grades Pre-K - 8. Addresses core concepts and instructional practices including phonological and phonemic awareness, emergent literacy, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading assessment. Builds upon the professional knowledge developed in EDU 327 or EDU 337 or RDG 537. Candidates should take this course to prepare for the Foundation of Reading MTEL. Prerequisites: EDU 327,337 or RDG 537.

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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