Bilingual Advanced Certificate in General Education, Pre K-12
EDU 636 Linguistic Structure of the English Language - Sociolinguistic Perspectives
This course provides an understanding of basic linguistic concepts and their applications for TESOL instruction. Specific concepts include: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and the nature of regional and social variations in American English. Students will explore the origins, diversity and functions of human languages, in addition to the relationship between language and society. Includes 10 hours of field work.
EDU 638 Teaching English as a Second Language through Modern English – Approaches to Grammar
This course reviews the structure of American English. Students will learn about diverse theories, approaches, methods, and practical techniques of grammar instruction for English language learners. Special emphasis will be placed on developing instructional strategies to assist English language learners in meeting the current English Language Arts standards. Includes 5 hours of field work.
EDPS 671 Theory and Practice of Bilingual and Multicultural Education
This course reviews the impact of historical, legal, sociological, and political issues in relationship to the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Students explore the evolution of attitudes regarding bilingualism and multiculturalism in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on developing multicultural competence as educators, with areas of focus including: cross-cultural communication in the classroom and with parents; how the language and culture of the home and the community impact student learning; cultural factors in the relationships between the school and the community. Models of multicultural and bilingual education will be presented and analyzed. Includes 10 hours of field work.
EDPS 673 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language
This course provides an historical overview of second language acquisition theories and teaching methods. Students learn how to apply current approaches, methods and techniques, with attention to the effective use of materials, in teaching English as a second language. Students will engage in the planning and implementation of standards-based ESL instruction which includes differentiated learning experiences geared to students’ needs. Emphasis is placed on creating culturally responsive learning environments. Includes 10 hours of field work.
EDPS 675 Methods and Materials for Teaching in the Native Language
This course provides an overview of theory, approaches, methods and techniques in teaching school subject areas in the native language of the students. Effective strategies and materials for teaching native language arts, including native language literacy, to English language learners will be explored. Includes 15 hours of field work.