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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 541 - Teaching and Learning in the Culturally Diverse Classroom II

Prerequisite, EDUC 540 . Corequisite, EDUC 541P . Bilingual (Spanish) emphasis section offered as EDUC 541B. This course provide understanding of the dynamics of California classrooms. The course focuses on creating a democratic learning community while adhering to the California content standards and performance. Students learn about long and short-term planning, models of teaching, and interdisciplinary curriculum development. Students become familiar with ways to increase learning opportunities by catering to diverse learning styles and needs. Student will employ specially designed academic and language assessments to inform planning, learn to make modifications and how to use support personnel. Classroom experiences model instructional strategies and practices from the California State Frameworks and skills required for instruction using the California Standards for Math and Science. This course will help prepare teacher candidates for the Teaching Performance Assessments. A minimum of 15 hours of field experience is required for each course. EDUC 541 and EDUC 541B share course lectures. Students may not earn credit for both EDUC 541 and EDUC 541B. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits