ELC-736 Dual Language Foundations
4 semester credits
This course will focus on dual language program models, teacher and administrator leadership development, and the sociocultural context of dual language education. Students will examine the critical features of educational programs that develop bilingualism, biliteracy, and academic and cross-cultural competencies. Dual language/two-way bilingual immersion, foreign language immersion, and developmental bilingual education are among the additive program models that will be studied. The instructional process will include program models and support structures for the language allocation, assessment, and evaluation of student academic performance.
Additionally this course will examine educational leadership research, theories, practice, and application in dual language settings. Effective leadership guided by a clear vision is critical to the success of a dual language program. Dual language educators set goals and expectations in ways that effect measurable, positive change in the lives of students. K−12 school leaders that strive to establish dual language educational models and nurture teacher leaders that collaborate with parents and community members can have a profound impact on school climate, culture, and educational outcomes. This is especially true in the case of dual language programs that set high academic standards for students.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
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