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May 12, 2008

NCCCoffers2OnlineCoursesthisSummerthatTeachersneedtosatisfytheir CertificationRequirements

Duringsummersession2,whichrunsfromJuly7August8,2008,NorthwesternConnecticut CommunityCollegewilloffer2courses,PsychologyoftheExceptionalChild(PSY260)and TESOLMethodology(ESL250)OnlineviaWebCTVista.Bothcourses,whichhelpstudents satisfyConnecticutteachingcertificationrequirements,willrunconcurrentlyandcanbetaken together. AccordingtotheConnecticutStateDepartmentofEducation,18.3%ofpersons5yearsand olderinConnecticut,speakalanguageotherthanEnglishathome.Thissignificantpopulation ofpotentialstudentsneedsinnovativeteacherswhentheyattendschool. TESOLMethodology(ESL250)willprovidestudents,whoareinterestedinbecomingEnglishas SecondLanguage(ESL)teachers,aswellascurrentteachersinterestedinaddingtheESL certification,theprinciplesandpracticesforteachingESLatalllevels.TESOL(TeachingEnglish toSpeakersofOtherLanguages)isaprofessionalactivitythatrequiresspecializedtraining.ESL 250willcovertheprocessoflanguageacquisition,discusspedagogicaltrends,examine curriculumdesignandconsidercurrentissuesinlanguageeducation.EnglishasSecond Languageteachersareingrowingdemand,andsinceTESOLMethodologyisoneofthecourses requiredforESLcertification,itwouldappealtoteacherswhomaywanttoaddESLcertification totheirsubjectareacertification. ForfurtherinformationonTESOLMethodology(ESL250),pleasecontactInstructorAprilDolata at(860)[email protected]

PsychologyoftheExceptionalChild(PSY260)offersstudentsanopportunitytolearnabout andunderstandchildrenwithexceptionality.Itfocusesonwhotheyare,howtheybehaveand whatcanbedonetooptimizetheirlearningandsuccess.Inthiscourse,specialemphasisison thechildinschool. PSY260willintroducestudentstotheconceptofexceptionallearnersandthedifferent categoriesofexceptionality,andtoprovideapracticalknowledgebaseforworkwith exceptionalchildren. Attheendofthecourse,studentsshouldbeabletounderstandthelaws andlegislationthatapplytospecialeducation,identifypracticalprocedurestobestworkwith childrenwithvariedexceptionalabilities and recognizethemajorfeaturesandcomponentsof thekeyareasofexceptionality. FormoreinformationonPsychologyoftheExceptionalChild(PSY260),pleasecontact InstructorSarahBementat(860)[email protected] Toregisterforthesecoursesgotowww.online.commnet.eduorcalltheAdmissionsofficeat (860)7386330. *******

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