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Smith College is pleased to offer graduate courses during the summer, available to M.A.T. students, area teachers and those studying education at other institutions. In our five-week summer session, teachers can earn four or eight credits (90-180 PDPs). Teachers successfully completing EDC 511 will earn their Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement in Massachusetts.

Questions about the summer offerings should be directed to Gina Wyman, coordinator of teacher education (gwyman@smith.edu).

Courses Offered

EDC 511: Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners

The focus of this course is to prepare teachers to shelter their English language instruction by increasing their knowledge of student variation and cultural considerations, second language acquisition theory, English language arts/ literacy, English language development standards and assessments, and effective practices in English language learner (ELL) instruction. Participants learn to tailor their instruction for ELLs by including rigorous academic language and vocabulary development, readings of complex grade-level informational and literary texts, and discussion and writing in response to texts, and also by developing content standards for various academic disciplines. Participants with active Massachusetts teaching licenses can earn the Sheltered English Immersion endorsement upon successful completion of this course. This course requires fieldwork with English language learners.
Credits: 4

EDC 556: Learning in Classrooms

What makes a good teacher? What makes a good student? This course combines perspectives on child and adolescent development with cognitive science to examine how principles of educational psychology can be applied to the classroom. Students will critically read educational research and apply major course concepts to case studies. This course requires fieldwork.
Credits: 4

Summer Program Tuition Fee
For one or both courses: $2,500

Requirements for Admission

  • Admission form
  • Official bachelor's degree transcript, showing degree and date awarded
  • Complete immunization/health form
  • $60 processing fee

  • Date by which all required materials must be received: June 1.

    Please be aware that the tuition fee must be paid in full before registration can be completed.

    More Information

    If you have questions about the application process, and to receive the admission and immunization forms, please contact Ruth Morgan, the director of graduate and special programs, at rmorgan@smith.edu, 413-585-3053.