Because TESOL is a richly interdisciplinary degree, the Division of Modern Language & Literature currently has two full-time TESOL faculty who are supported by multiple other full-time faculty from other related disciplines.
Within the department, Dr. Seaborn has the honor of working with student teachers and teacher licensure as well as teaching in the classroom. The balance between these allows her to stay current in terms of what the students are experiencing in their student teaching settings as well as understand the various and changing requirements that are being developed by licensing agencies. That dynamic mix makes for a delightful career.
Dr. Seaborn's current research centers on the role of student teachers and means for their more effective transfer into the classroom setting. The two primary areas of research have to do with student reflection and classroom management. One has the student looking at himself or herself and how to be a better communicator to the students while the other has to do with the student teacher looking at his or her classroom students with an eye toward effective teaching.
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