|ECE 6385||Teaching Literacy to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners I|
|Requirements||Students must complete the course with a grade of "C" or higher|
This course is designed to introduce future educators to the knowledge and skills needed to provide an effective learning environment for students who are learning English as an additional language. Course participants will explore issues related to the methodology of teaching ELLs, as well as the language acquisition process. Current research, materials, curricula, and teaching methodologies in the area of ESOL and literacy instruction will be examined. Teacher candidates will continue to explore the components of a balanced literacy environment within an elementary classroom, exploring furthur teaching methods and theories for literacy instruction when teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students. This is a field based course where teacher candidates are applying learned skills within the context of schools in urban communities.