Specialization in Teaching and Learning in a Global Society

This specialization is designed to provide candidates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Using current research on multilingualism and multiculturalism, explore the global issues of immigration, poverty, environment, distribution of resources and power and identify how these issues affect human development, schooling and learning.
  2. Examine the current models of schooling and how they might be transformed to make curricula (instructional approaches, practices, materials and assessments) accessible, equitable and just to an increasingly diverse population.
  3. Develop a community of practice that promotes global awareness and participation in community service and school learning activities, including field experiences and social and professional relationships with parents, teachers, administrators and local community members and organizations.
  4. Develop a systematic approach to reflect on personal and professional beliefs, knowledge, dispositions and practices to continuously improve teaching and student learning.
  5. Review and conduct action research on issues of international and immigrant populations, language, class, race, gender, ethnicity and culture in the school and reflect on that research.


Required Courses (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):