Courses are three-semester hours of credit.

EDUC 416 Foundations of Language Minority Education

Focuses on the historical, philosophical, political, social, and scientific issues that have contributed to public policy regarding educational services for English Language Learners.

ECED 431 Assessment of Young Language Learners

This course addresses specific assessment techniques for use with all young children (birth through 2nd grade). Issues, challenges, and techniques in the assessment of English Language Learners and Bilingual students will be examined through the use of a full range of assessments from standardized tests to authentic assessment methodology which are tailored to accurately measure the academic proficiency of diverse learners. Course includes 20 field hours.

EDUC 411 Methods And Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language

Students will implement effective instructional methods for teaching English as a Second Language, content area methods that focus on students’ academic language, and curriculum design. Course includes 25 field hours.

EDUC 412 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Classroom

Implementation of effective instructional methods for the development of native language proficiency in the bilingual classroom. Course includes 25 field hoursElective course only for those candidates seeking Bilingual Endorsement.

ECED 304 Family and Culture

Students will apply strategies grounded in research-based methods to develop the requisite professional skills and dispositions to work cooperatively with diverse families; and provide both leadership and advocacy for all young children, their families, community and the early childhood profession. A bioecological lens will be used to conceptualize both culture and context with a focus on individuals who are LEP, ELL and Bilingual. Course includes 20 field hours.

ECED 391 Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Students focus on the developmentally appropriate instructional methods and materials for teaching literacy in diverse and inclusive early childhood settings, including those which contain students whose native language is not English. Course includes 20 field hours.