Language and Cultural Understanding
Course Description:The course is designed to provide students with information and skills concerning the education of students who have limited English proficiency (LEP). The course addresses recognizing the need for training in order to work with LEP students and focuses on cross cultural understanding and methods of teaching speakers of other languages. It also focuses on working with the families of the LEP students. This course has been designated as an International/Diversity Course. Ten hours of field experience are required for course completion.
Dr. Mackenzie Johnson
Required textbooks/ course materials:
No textbook required.
Appropriate dress for field experience: black slacks and School of Education polo
(Polos are available in the campus bookstore.)
See instructor first-day handout.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
E – 1 Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.
E – 2 Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.
E – 3 Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.
E – 4 Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.
E – 5 Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.
E – 6 Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The primary methods of instruction include class discussions, experiential learning opportunities, interactive lecture, and assigned readings. Learning strategies may include case studies, questioning, presentations, practicums, small group discussions, demonstrations, and presentations. Active student participation is expected, and students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. Additionally, students are expected to read all assigned material and complete assigned projects by the assigned due dates.
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