Foundations in Education for English Language Learners

Foundations in Education for English Language Learners
Identifying and assessing legal, linguistic, cultural, community, and familial issues affecting access of Limited English Proficient (LEP) student populations to education.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
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Course Outcomes

Cultural Identity

Examine and understand the various dimensions of cultural identity, including one’s own, and apply this knowledge to their thinking and behavior.

Theoretical Frameworks

Recognize and use a moral spiritual framework and the social science theoretical framework to guide multicultural and English language learner education.

Candidates know, understand, and use the major theories and research related to the structure and acquisition of language to help English language learners’ (ELLs’) develop language and literacy and achieve in the content areas.

Recognizing Racism

Recognize and acknowledge racism and discrimination in themselves, in others, and within institutions.

Culture's Effects

Acknowledge the dynamics of how culture effects students’ language learning and school success and teachers’ teaching.

Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Pedagogy

Identify culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogy and use theoretically grounded principles to analyze why it is effective for many different types of learners.

Historical Context of Diversity

Interpret the historical context of diversity, discrimination, and language policies and evaluate how they impact current school practices.