Online Bilingual & ESL Courses for Endorsements
Course Schedule and Descriptions
Each online course offered through the College of Education is taught over a 10-week period. The series is repetitive. You can, however, begin at any point, and you do not have to take all of the classes. Also on this page is a description of each Curriculum & Instruction (CI) course.
(Term 2, 2013 - 4/18/13 - 5/2/13, Thursday, 6-8pm CT, 5/9/13 - 6/20/13, Thursday, 5-7pm CT)
CRN: 55940 (online students), 59816 (on-campus students)
Instructor: Dr. Eurydice Bauer
This course examines the history of bilingual and ESL education in the United States and the impact of policies and mandates on the education of culturally and linguistically diverse student. Attention is given to the research base underlying bilingual education programs. Through course readings, discussions and assignments, students will develop an understanding of the theoretical foundation and rationale for bilingual education. Implementation of various bilingual and ESL programs will also be examined. This course is designed to meet the standards and course requirements for the Illinois State Board of Education Teaching Endorsement for Bilingual and ESL teachers.
(Term 3, 2013 - 7/18/13 - 9/19/13, Summer, Thursday, 5-7pm CT)
Instructor: Jennifer Hixson
This course reviews many of the social, political, and cultural factors that affect learning and teaching. It introduces students to the fields of educational anthropology and multicultural education and to the application of cultural information to curriculum development and classroom practice. In the course, students learn how to develop and implement culturally and linguistically responsive instruction.
(Term 4, 2013 - 10/10/13 - 12/19/13, Fall, Thursday, 5-7pm CT)
This course focuses on bilingual and ESL curriculum development and instruction for bilingual and English learners (preschool-12) in a variety of language and program settings. The course emphasizes bilingual and ESL materials selection and development, bilingual and ESL literacy instruction, bilingual and ESL content area instruction, and sheltered English instruction (SIOP).
(Term 1, 2013 - 1/17/13 - 3/21/13, Spring, Thursday, 5-7pm CT)
Instructor: Dr. Mary Montavon
Explores the role of assessment in the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students in preschool-grade 12 classrooms. The current state of assessment in the United States is analyzed as well as how assessments are used for the identification and placement of bilingual and ESL students. An overview of standardized forms of assessment at the state, district and school level is provided. Students also learn how to administer, score and evaluate language proficiency assessments and how to develop and implement classroom based assessments.
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