Designed for multiple subject credential candidates and focuses on current theories and research in language structure and use, and in language learning, particularly those in the first and second language development. Considers social, cultural, political, legal, psychological, general pedagogic and specific methodological factors affecting the first and second language development. Addresses application of these theories, strategies and techniques of second language learning across content areas in diverse educational environment in elementary schools.
- Demonstrate graduate level written, communication and presentation skills, including APA formatting skills.
- Demonstrate application of graduate level analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Identify and describe distinct pedagogical, psychological, socio-cultural, political and legal factors that influence teaching and learning of English as well as academic subject matter.
- Explain theories of first and second language development, how first language literacy connects to second language development, and factors providing access to the core curriculum to all students.
- Compare language theories and models; language variations; contrastive/comparative linguistics; oral and written discourse; and students’ linguistic development.
- Discuss the foundations and critical issues of bilingualism.
- Explain the connection between first language literacy and second language development, relationship between native and second language Basic interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP), and utilize SDAIE techniques to develop students’ CALP.
- Identify and describe the most advantageous theories, technologies and practices of English Language Development that could be applied in the classroom.
- Integrate Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and other methods of ESL instruction into their teaching practice.
- Plan and design a lesson based on state adopted academic content standards that would incorporate a variety of efficient strategies and technologies, sequencing and differentiated instruction to accommodate students’ special needs and teaching ESL across the curriculum.
- Apply the most effective classroom management strategies, create a positive climate for learning.
- Use various assessment techniques, quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation and assessment.
- Teach exemplary lessons in diverse classrooms for students of diverse cultures, ethnicity, races, languages, gender and individuals with special needs.
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