Teaching Institutes at Washington D.C. Museums
This class will meet on the Texas State University campus during the 2019 summer semester and will include a required field trip to Washington, D.C.
2019 Summer I Semester
Class: Meets regularly during the summer 2019 semester before and after the off-campus component.
Required: Field trip to Washington D.C.: Dates TBA
What You Will Learn
The purpose of this Study in America program in Washington, D.C., is to help develop preservice and practicing teachers' understandings of the role culture, identity, and diversity have played in shaping our collective cultural perspective in the United States. Drawing on visits to museums and other intellectual spaces in the nation’s capital and the expertise of scholars and museum educators, this study will offer students the opportunity to grapple with tangible artifacts from our history, develop comprehensive teaching units that draw on these artifacts, and engage in critical discussions about the role that cultural and linguistic diversity have played in our ever-changing culture.
- Analyze and evaluate the historical and broad nature of language, literacy and culture as it has manifested over time in the U.S. Students will study primary source documents, artifacts, and art in targeted museum spaces [the Holocaust Museum, the African- American Museum, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Newseum] and develop meaningful units of study/lessons supported by these discoveries for classroom use.
- Critically consider issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and difference and how these play out in the larger world as well as how they relate to literacy education. Students will meet and engage with scholars, museum educators, and other experts to develop quality lessons related to issues of diversity that they can bring back to their classrooms in Texas. They will conduct research related to these topics for class projects.
- Develop a critical consciousness about difference and explore ways that multiculturalism and linguistic/cultural diversity serve to strengthen our country both historically and in the present moment. Students will examine their own biases through written and performative work and consider innovative methods for engaging and reaching an increasingly diverse student population in American public schools.
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Attention Students Applying for Graduate Courses
All applicants interested in enrolling in a 5000 level or above extension course must first contact the Texas State Graduate College. This step must be completed before registration can be finalized into a graduate-level course.
Tuition and Program Fee
Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit (one course): TBA
Tuition for six hours of undergraduate university credit (one course): TBA
Tuition for three hours of graduate university credit (one course): TBA
Tuition for six hours of graduate university credit (two courses): TBA
Program fee, which includes lodging and in-housing meals : TBA
Course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.
Applying to the Course/Program
Applications for this program are not yet being accepted.
Registering for Courses
You must register for your course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular University registration period.