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Course Descriptions

CTE 512 Second Language Acquisition (3 hours)

This course will address the theoretical foundations, history, legal aspects and pedagogy related to teaching individuals whose first language is not English. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural (family, community, school, etc.), psychological and social ramifications of learning a second language. Students will evaluate and analyze the complexities of language acquisition from the perspectives of initial language and second language development.
Prerequisites: none.

CTE 513 Methods of Teaching Second Language Learners (3 hours)

This course will examine the critical nature of culture (family, community, school, etc.), sociolinguistics, demographics, values and beliefs that affect individuals’ abilities to become proficient speakers of English. Cultural (family, community, school, etc.) and linguistic diversity will be embraced and celebrated because of the richness it brings to an individual’s life. Students will acquire and apply appropriate and effective teaching and learning strategies to meet the needs of ESOL individuals in the K-12 environment.
Prerequisites: CTE 512.

CTE 514 Material and Assessment for Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (3 hours)

This course will provide students opportunities to design and/or utilize effective curriculum and materials to meet the needs of ESOL individuals. Students will design and utilize appropriate assessment strategies that accurately assess ESOL individuals’ academic and linguistic progress.
Prerequisites: CTE 512.

CTE 515 ESOL Practicum I (3 hours)

In an elementary practicum setting, this course will offer a case study approach to the development of practical, appropriate strategies and interventions with ESOL individuals after identification of strategies appropriate for the individual. A supervised practicum of 40 hours working with an elementary student is required. Data collected will be translated into teaching prescriptions. Practicum students will prepare a parent/family linguistic project.
Prerequisites: CTE512, CTE513, CTE514.

CTE 516 ESOL Practicum II (3 hours)

In a middle or secondary practicum setting, this course will offer a case study approach to the development of practical, appropriate strategies and interventions with ESOL individuals after identification of strategies appropriate for the individual. A supervised practicum of 40 hours working with a middle or secondary student is required. Data collected will be translated into teaching prescriptions. Practicum students will develop a PowerPoint or video presentation to assist educational colleagues in the development of effective strategies with ESOL middle or secondary students.
Prerequisites: CTE 512, CTE 513, CTE 514.