Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Certificate Course Descriptions
TCLD 6233 Applied Linguistics and ESOL:
The course will address the major theories of first and second language development. The course will examine structures and systems of English and other languages. The course will investigate critical sociocultural perspectives on language in use. All course elements will be applied to community and classroom learning contexts.
TCLD 6231 Cultural Diversity and ESOL:
An introduction to the major theories and research related to the nature and role of culture in classroom instruction. Students will gain and demonstrate understanding of how cultural groups and individual cultural identities contribute to language and literacy development and school achievement.
TCLD 6235 Methods for ESOL
This course will address current second language acquisition theory and its application to curriculum development and instructional strategies. Participants in this course will design curriculum and learning activities that facilitate the use of English as an additional language in listening, speaking, reading, and writing across multiple grade levels and content areas. In addition, participants will develop strategies for integrating school, neighborhood, and home resources to further the education of English learners.
EDUF 7230 Understanding Diversity through Case Study
Through the use of introductory case study methodology, students will explore individual classroom contexts and identified cases of culturally and linguistically diverse students with a view toward the incorporation of case study finding to their own instructional practice.
EDUF 7235 Multicultural Education
Using an interdisciplinary approach, this seminar investigates underlying theoretical concepts and social assumptions that both inform and impeded efforts in multicultural education.
This field based course will involve students in researching the local multicultural education needs, issues, and problems and developing strategies for constructing a pluralistic and culture tolerant environment in the schools and/or communities of the region.
EDUF 8233 Regional Issues in Multicultural Education
This field based course will involve students in researching the local multicultural educational needs, issues, and problems and developing strategies for constructing a pluralistic and culture-tolerant environment in the schools and/or communities of the region.
Last updated: 6/26/2019