Specialization in Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Development
Lead Faculty: Dr. Jo Birdsell
This Specialization is designed to equip candidates with the skills necessary to provide specialized English Language Development (ELD) instruction to English Learners (EL).
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate proficiency in using a variety of resources and processes to identify, describe and interpret geographic, demographic, sociopolitical, and socio-cultural events and contexts for Latinos in their countries of origin and in the United States
- Examine and apply instructional theories and approaches for bilingual education and bilingualism.
- Analyze and apply Spanish language and communication processes in instructional and community contexts.
- Develop and analyze program design, implementation and advocacy practices for programs designed to serve language minority and/or language majority students.