Jun 27, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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EDU 215 Teaching English Language Learners

3 Credits

The elements of language acquisition and their impact on content learning in order to meet the needs of English Language Learners in today’s diverse classrooms are examined in this course. As part of their studies, students learn the framework for the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). This framework provides teachers with the ability to facilitate high-quality instruction for English Language Learners in specific content areas. Pre-service teachers are also taught how to plan and deliver lessons that allow English Language Learners to acquire academic knowledge as they develop proficiency in the English language.

NOTE: All students pursuing Early Elementary (PK–4) and Special Education (PK–8) Certification are required to successfully complete ECE 101, Teaching as a Profession: PK–4, before taking any other required course in the major. Students pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification in either Biology/General Science, English, or Social Studies are required to successfully complete EDU 101, Teaching as a Profession, before taking any other required course in the major. Proof of a current FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance is required and must be submitted to the Dean of Education and Human Service’s office in order to begin any ECE, EDU, or SPEC course. No student may begin these classes without all current clearances.

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