ED-BLESL – Bilingual Education
ED-BLESL 200 CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE SCHOOL (2-3-3)(F/S)(DLS). An introduction to cultural diversity in education in a global society, including an historical overview of programs for students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, contemporary multicultural and bilingual education, and education for social justice and equity. Field experience component is required.
ED-BLESL 201 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING BILINGUAL EDUCATION/ESL (3-0-3)(F). Psychological, legal, and cultural foundations of bilingual education and teaching English as a Second Language. Current trends in the field and bilingual education/ESL teacher preparation.
ED-BLESL 202 MEXICAN-AMERICAN TRADITION AND CULTURE (2-0-2)(S). Mexican-American traditions, culture, and history. Mexican-American people including their influence on contemporary American language, customs, and beliefs in Mexican-American and educational institutions. COREQ: ED-SPED 250.
ED-BLESL 301 IDENTIFICATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS (3-0-3)(F). Language proficiency tests and theory. Previews language assessment instruments currently in use. Interpretation of the results of these instruments in order to place children at the proper level of bilingual education or ESL. Practical experience in administering assessment instruments. PREREQ: SPANISH 202. PRE/COREQ: ED-BLESL 201.
ED-BLESL 302 TEACHING READING BILINGUALLY (2-0-2)(F/S). Theories of teaching reading and language arts to limited English proficient students. Approaches and opportunities to teach early literacy in Spanish. Instruction is given in both English and Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or SPANISH 203. PRE/COREQ: ED-LTCY 340.
ED-BLESL 303 TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL/ESL CLASSROOM (3-0-3)(S). Instructional strategies, techniques, and methods across the content areas for use in the elementary bilingual/ESL classroom. Instruction presented in both Spanish and English. PREREQ: SPANISH 202.
ED-BLESL 304 METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (3-0-3)(S). Current approaches, resources and classroom organizational patterns. Problem-solving strategies for dealing with issues and problems regarding the development of communicative competency. PREREQ: ED-BLESL 201.
ED-BLESL 305 SPANISH FOR THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM (2-0-2)(S). A literature based oral and written communication course for the extended opportunities in expressing and comprehending ideas in Spanish, as it relates to the context of the bilingual classroom. Students may be assigned to local public schools and/or community to gain practice in using the language for the local speech community. Course conducted in Spanish. PRE/COREQ: SPANISH 303. COREQ: ED-BLESL 306.
ED-BLESL 306 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN THE BILINGUAL OR ESL CLASSROOM (3-0-1)(S). A field placement in a bilingual education or English as a Second Language class in a public school setting. Students in bilingual placements translate school correspondence, form, newsletters, and other written items, and provide oral translation and interpretation in the classroom setting. PRE/COREQ: SPANISH 303. COREQ: ED-BLESL 305.
ED-BLESL 400 CONSTRUCTING A PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO (1-0-1)(F/S)(FF). Designed to integrate course content and Professional Year experiences with the opportunity to develop communication skills important in the profession of education. This course helps to achieve the goals of the Foundations program. PREREQ: Admission to the Professional Year. COREQ: ED-BLESL 461 or ED-BLESL 462.
ED-BLESL 460 PROFESSIONAL YEAR I (0-18-5)(F/S). Classroom placement focusing on activities related to planning and preparation of bilingual/ESL curriculum and instruction, and professional responsibilities. Teacher candidate will complete a minimum of 250 hours in the K-8 classroom and apply knowledge and skills from all professional education coursework, and participate in weekly seminars with their liaisons. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: Admission to the Professional Year.
ED-BLESL 461 PROFESSIONAL YEAR II: TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN BILINGUAL /ESL EDUCATION (0-21-6)(F/S). Teaching experience in a bilingual/ESL classroom, including activities related to planning and preparation, classroom environments, curriculum and instruction in the bilingual/ESL classroom, and with the calendar of the assigned partnership school. Teacher candidate will complete a teaching experience consistent with the calendars of the assigned partnership schools. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: ED-CIFS 330, ED-CIFS 331, ED-CIFS 332, ED-CIFS 333, ED-CIFS 460, and ED-LTCY 440. COREQ: ED-BLESL 462.
ED-BLESL 462 PROFESSIONAL YEAR III: TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN BILINGUAL/ESL EDUCATION (0-21-6)(F/S). The concluding teaching experience in Professional Year for students pursuing an endorsement in Bilingual Education/ESL classroom, with a full-time teaching experience in a bilingual and/ESL classroom. Teacher candidate will complete a teaching experience consistent with the calendars of the assigned partnership schools. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: ED-CIFS 330, ED-CIFS 331, ED-CIFS 332, ED-CIFS 333, ED-BLESL 460, and ED-LTCY 440. COREQ: ED-BLESL 461.