Prepare to be an elementary education teacher who can reach culturally and linguistically diverse students.
This district-based clinical collaborative Elementary Education Urban Initiative (EEUI)
Master of Education program integrates English as a Second
Language (ESL) licensure competencies and courses with
elementary instruction. Through this program, be eligible for
Initial licensure in Elementary (1-6), and prepare to take the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure in ESL.The program is
offered through a participating school district, and students in the
program spend an internship year at the school.
Courses include clinically-based assignments.
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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The Somerville Patch features the Elementary Education Urban Initiative partnership between Lesley University and the Somerville School District! October 23, 2013
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