The International Education minor prepares you to become an effective English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in diverse global locales.
Examine the process of acquiring a second language, and develop culturally responsive learning strategies. This minor program is only available if you are pursuing a major in Global Studies.
This minor prepares you for positions teaching English as a Second Language in international settings.
International Education Minor (17 Credits)Six credits in a foreign language are required for the General Education Humanities choice.
I. REQUIRED CORE 14 credits
II. LIBERAL ARTS SUPPORT COURSES 3 credits
Global Studies students who select this minor are committing to fulfilling the Professional/Experiential Component of the Global Studies major in an educational setting, one in an area school with an international population and one international student teaching experience abroad
This course prepares pre-service and in-service teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively allow the growing population of bilingual students to access curriculum, achieve academic success, and become both participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy. The course covers the bilingual students’ world, second language acquisition process, academic language and literacy development in Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) and bilingual classrooms.
This course is an integrated study of learning from the individual, environmental and process perspectives. Students apply content from earlier liberal arts and professional courses to their examination of the student, the teacher, and the school system, examining how these forces drive the development of a classroom community that meet the needs of all its members. Course content includes a variety of assessment and evaluation procedures, including ethnographic observation techniques and self-assessment. Intervention strategies studied include models from curriculum, clinical, and behavioral approaches.
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