The World Masters in Language Teaching (WMLT) dual degree program is on hiatus and will not accept applications for the 2021 school year. The 2021 application for the MAT-TESOL program will be available beginning August 1, 2020.
The sample course schedule below provides an overview for planning purposes. For the most accurate information about IBERO courses, please speak with your IBERO admissions representative.
Fall Semester at USC
(6 units/8 units with elective; and 8 credits at IBERO)
Applied Linguistics for English Language Educators
Introduction to systems of English language and language in use. Contrasts systems of English to other languages to identify issues of interest for language teachers.
Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Language Learners
Assess practices and strategies in English language instruction with special attention to learner differences (social, cultural, physical and intellectual) that influence academic performance.
Directed study in multilingual education for equity. Introduction to language education frameworks and practices to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups.
Contemporary Pedagogical Theories
Overview of the current development of teaching theories in practice through the critical analysis of their implementation in different educational contexts.
Spring Semester at USC
(8 units/10 units credential track)
Approaches and Strategies of Language Teaching
Overview of approaches, models and strategies in language teaching, topics include lesson planning, implementation of the lesson for language and content area instruction.
Social Foundations of Language Education
Examine learner behavior, ability and language to access strategies to differentiate, scaffold and assess learning.
Clinical Practice Seminar A
First of two-course series focused on helping you translate theory to practice. Designed for students completing fieldwork required for the teaching credential.
Summer Session at IBERO
(28 credits at IBERO)
Communication in Spanish and Education
Introduction to linguistics and communication skills in Spanish to identify topics and skills that are important to teachers in the classroom context.
Analyze the cognitive and behavioral processes that influence learning giving special attention to learner differences (social, cultural, physical, and intellectual) that influence academic performance.
Curriculum Theory and Design
Introduce lesson and unit planning, creation of learning environments, and effective class management skills.
The Ethical Dimension of Humans
Reflect on one’s vision of the human being and their profession from an ethical perspective.
Fall Session at IBERO
(22 credits at IBERO)
Research Theories in Education
Identify the current trends and classic methodologies in the field of educational research and analyzes the challenges for the educational institutions in the northern border in order to contextualize a research projects.
Applied Statistics to Educational Research
Introduction to the main concepts of statistical language for the application of tools that allow the calculation of descriptive indicators and elaborate graphical representations of the data in educational research settings.
Organizational Change and School Leadership
Identifies the different leadership practices in the educational field and analyses those that are more powerful in times of rapid change and in multicultural settings which involve diverse actors.
Spring Semester at USC
(4 units/6 units credential track)
Teaching Practice to Support Language Learners
Introduction to components of effective teaching, including lesson and unit planning, creating a classroom environment conducive to learning and classroom management strategies.
Clinical Practice Seminar B
Second of two-course series focused on helping you translate theory to practice. Part B also facilitates preparation for and submission of the EdTPA.