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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Course Descriptions
Course
Title
Credits
Description
ED 600 Introduction to Grad Research 3 This course focuses on the major theories, frameworks and methods of educational research and will introduce participants to the characteristics of and various approaches to analyzing, evaluating, and designing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research and evaluation in the education field.
EC 620 Cultural Competency
in Schools
3 This course will focus on the knowledge and skills related to the cultural competency necessary to foster positive and productive relationships with students, families and community members and organizations.
ED 633 Language Acquisition and Learning 3 This course is designed for pre-service and in-service teachers who will encounter a variety of linguistic backgrounds in school communities.  It supports advanced scholarly knowledge of language acquisition and learning theories and corresponding instructional strategies for supporting language development. Students experience and analyze the application of theory through pedagogical strategies in a language immersion environment.
ED 634 Multilingual Methods 3 This course supports teachers to synthesize advanced scholarly knowledge of language acquisition theories, pedagogies to support language, and content learning. Students will analyze and implement research-based strategies to provide rigorous instruction in linguistically accessible ways and create a culturally responsive classroom environment that supports multilingual learners and students from marginalized backgrounds.
ED 635 Educational Linguistics 3 This course is designed for in-service and pre-service teachers who will synthesize advanced scholarly theories on language acquisition and language competence and implications for classroom instruction.  The course will provide teachers with advanced knowledge and skills to strengthen uses of phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics across learning contexts.
ED 636 Assessment and Policy for Multilingual Learners 3 This course prepares teachers to work with multilingual learners by providing deep scholarly knowledge of historical and current educational policy for emergent bilinguals, along with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of issues of language and content assessment to support multilingual learners and the development of a responsive, equitable learning environment for students from marginalized backgrounds.
ED 637 CLD SBFE I 1 In this school based field experience, students will work closely with emergent bilinguals in order to synthesize and apply advanced scholarly knowledge of language acquisition theory and pedagogy of instructional methods to support language, and content learning.  30 hours of instructional time with multilingual learners is required.
ED 647 CLD SBFE II 1 In this school based field experience, students will synthesize and apply advanced scholarly knowledge of strategies to support multilingual learners in content area learning.  Students will implement a variety of research-based differentiation strategies.  30 hours of instructional time with multilingual learners is required.
ED 657 CLD SBFE III 1 In this school based field experience, students will synthesize and apply advanced scholarly knowledge of strategies to promote multilingual learners’ literacy and language development. 30 hours of instruction time with multilingual learners is required.
ED 664 Literacy and Language Development 3 This course prepares teachers to engage deeply with theoretical perspectives and research on literacy learning and its relationship to language development.  Students will use theoretical knowledge to design and analyze culturally and linguistically responsive learning environments, curriculum, literacy assessments, and instructional strategies in order to support multilingual learners in developing literacy skills.
ED 622 Content Area Learning 3 This course will provide students with a variety of pedagogical strategies grounded in advanced scholarly knowledge to support multilingual learners in developing content area knowledge.   There will be a focus throughout the course on differentiation that supports students from a range of language proficiencies.
ED 750 Action Research I: CLD 2 This course will require students to design data collection for action research activities in a learning setting. The action research projects will be supported with and subject to the approval of faculty research supervision
ED 760 Action Research II: CLD 2 This course will require students to design data analysis for action research activities in a learning setting. The action research projects will be supported with and subject to the approval of faculty research supervision.
ED 780 Culminating Research Project 2 This culminating course for students in the M.A. program will explore educational issues impacting instructional practices and school structures through a personal research project or thesis by reviewing statement of the project, or issue, review of the literature, assessment of existing programs in field-based settings in a project that demonstrates clear implications for policy and practice.
ED 781 Graduate Research Supervision 1 Advanced individual research in a topic directed by supervising faculty will include research design, data collection, data analysis, thesis writing, and preparation of findings for public presentation.