A program that will make your elementary license more marketable and relevant to today's students.
This Master of Education (M.Ed.) program combines coursework in elementary education (1-6) with coursework in English as a Second Language (PreK-6). It leads to Initial licenses in Elementary and ESL. Be prepared for the evolving classrooms of the 21st Century.
EECLD 6001 Culturally Responsive Teaching This course sets the foundation for creating meaningful and relevant teaching and learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Legal issues and a historical perspective are used to examine the student's civil rights and the ways that prejudice, culture, language diversity, and socioeconomic factors influence the student's academic success or lack of it within the current system and under the current policies. The cultures of the student's state are studied and used in planning and cultivating culturally responsive learning/instruction and positive cultural identity in the family and community relations. Intercultural communication at the local, national, and international level is addressed. Participants engage in self-study, write their own cultural and linguistic autobiography, identify and utilize cultural resources in the community, and plan to actively involve linguistically diverse families in the school environment.
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