English Learner Methodologies for a Diverse Classroom   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 PO Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ED 531 - English Learner Methodologies for a Diverse Classroom

3 credits
y students in a diverse classroom. Emphasis is on incorporating state frameworks and ELD standards into a program that also draws on children’s real-life experiences and knowledge about language and literacy. In an environment that parallels that of a dynamic elementary school classroom, students will explore language, literacy, and content acquisition for English learners through readings, discussions, activities, reflection, and classroom observations. The unique needs of English language learners and children with special needs will be addressed throughout the course. Key topics include primary and second language acquisition, the role of language in learning, SDAIE strategies, lesson planning, inclusion, student assessment, differentiation of instruction, enrichment versus deficit models of schooling, and analysis of classroom discourse.
Prerequisite(s): ED 530  . MSEL/2042 students complete TPA contemporaneously