Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

ECLD 341 Content-Based Literacies for Equitable Access to PK-12 Instruction

Focuses on language/literacy design toward equitable educational opportunities for all learners, especially culturally and linguistically diverse students in PK-12 contexts. Examines theories, concepts, varied literacies, and research to guide and inform instructional decisions. Covers effective strategies and appropriate materials for all students' language/literacy development with particular attention to development of the academic language of instruction.

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Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

Mutually Exclusive Course

Credit allowed for only one of these courses: ECLD 341, ECLD 340, ECLD 350 and ECLD 455

ECLD 350 Teaching Young Bilingual Children

Learn about research based and standards-based methods, approaches, and programs for teaching English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language to young children (Birth-3rd grade).
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ECLD 380 Introduction to Linguistics for ESL/CLD Educators

This under-graduate course is specifically designed to provide teacher candidates of English as a Second Language and Linguistically Diverse Education with an introduction to language and linguistics that will be relevant for their future professions. The course provides participants with the foundational grammatical, linguistic and sociolinguistic concepts that will help them better understand the English language in order to assist English language learners in oral and written language development. The course also promotes an applied approach to learning about language and linguistics and draws on socio-psycholinguistic perspectives to develop inquiry-based understanding. Participants will learn how to analyze and explore learner language in ways that can inform ESL instruction and assessment in the K-12 classroom.

3

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually