Teaching and Learning Methodologies for English Language Development   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ED 532 - Teaching and Learning Methodologies for English Language Development

3 Unit(s)
This course focuses on the unique needs of English language learners and children with special needs. Candidates explore language, literacy and content acquisition  through readings, discussions, activities, reflections and classroom observations. Instructional focus on the historical , theoretical and practical accepts of English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) for elementary students in a diverse classroom. Emphasis is on incorporating Common Core standards and ELD standards into a program that also draws on children's real life experiences and knowledge.  The unique needs of English language learners with special needs will be addressed throughout the course. MA students will devote significant time to working with one English language learner and using CELDT results as well as their own assessment data to assist that learner in improving their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in order to move up at least one level on the next CELDT assessment. For example, beginners (EL 1)  would move up to early intermediate or above  (EL 2)  and intermediate would move up to intermediate or above (EL 3).Further, candidates will  develop a SIOP lesson Plan. Candidates will include differentiation for EL special needs students.

Further, MA candidates will complete an in-depth research project revolving around the California English Language Development Test or CELDT. Students will learn about the assessment, how it is administered, and why the classification of English learners based upon their CELDT results is so critical. Key topics include primary and secondary language acquisition , the role of language in learning, SDAIE strategies, integrating language development into lesson planning, assessment and differentiation of instruction. Candidates will review and complete a Cummin's 4 Quadrant, BIC's ( Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) and CALP's, (cognitive Academic language Proficiency) quadrant document, and identify the four variances of how EL students use language. 45 hours total: 30 hours of seat time instruction and 15 hours of online instruction through CANVAS.

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