CI 5655: Teaching Multilingual Learners in Special Education Contexts

3 CreditsOnline Available

The course gives Special Education teaching licensure candidates grounding in theory and practice for teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students. This course provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of working with Multilingual Learners (MLs) in a variety of settings. The term Multilingual Learner describes a range of linguistically and culturally diverse students, including students who are identified as needing English language services (AKA English learners). Central topics include instructional practices and strategies for teaching English learners; second language literacy and biliteracy development; language learning and bilingualism; Individualized Education Program (IEP) modification; and culturally responsive pedagogy. The course is designed to help teacher candidates to develop an understanding of the language-specific challenges that accompany subject matter learning as well as assessment and evaluation for Individualized Education Programs, and to demonstrate the ability to apply a range of instructional strategies to help dual-identified learners succeed academically.

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