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 is for undergraduate students majoring in Global Studies who are interested in teaching English as a Second Language in international settings. By selecting this minor, you are committing to
fulfill the Professional/Experiential Component of the Global Studies
major in an educational setting in an area school with an
international population or in an international student teaching
Review the course requirements for a Minor in International Education.
CEDUC 1432: Introduction to Global and Comparative EducationStudents who do not select this minor but
who are interested in international education, international
development, sociology, or anthropology may enroll in the course CEDUC
1432, Introduction to Global and Comparative Education, as a single
course. This course will be offered both on campus and in diverse global
locales. In January 2015 the course will be offered in St. Andros, in
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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