Course: SED 690EN. The Multiple Roles of the English Language Arts Educator (3)
Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary English Education program or with department permission. This is a required course for M.A. degree candidates in Secondary English Education. This course fosters critical inquiry into historical and current educational issues that affect and shape the roles of the English language arts educator. Through reading, discussion and debate, reflection and writing, students develop a thorough and nuanced understanding of these issues and their implications for their own communities, schools and English language arts classrooms. Students examine research on social reproduction, special education constructs, school culture, action research, outreach, classroom power and discourse and consider ways to apply this learning to their own communities, schools and English language arts classrooms.