Diversity: Language Acquisition and Methods

EDU5330 Diversity: Language Acquisition and Methods (3)

Students examine historical perspectives, research, theories of second lan-guage acquisition, and methods of instruction for English language devel-opment for speakers of other languages. The course will aid and assist stu-dents in gaining an understanding of best practices and research that sup-ports the effective implementation of the core curriculum for all students. A minimum of ten (10) hours of English Learner instruction observation in classrooms with students from cultural, linguistic, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds different from that of the teacher credential candidate are re-quired.