Jun 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MACI 430 - Second Language Acquisition and Academic Development in Multicultural Settings

Prerequisites, admission to MACI track, junior standing, Integrated Educational Studies major, consent of instructor. Given California's diverse socioeconomic and cultural-linguistic student populations, this course prepares candidates to teach K-12 students who are acquiring English as a second language. This course provides pedagogical, curricular, and community strategies for fostering key knowledge, skills, and abilities English learning students need to access, engage with, and achieve in grade-level academic content for language arts and other subjects. The course builds upon relevant research and theories of general English Language Development (ELD) and integrated ELD models that emphasize ELD in the content-areas. Students in the course will examine the differences between a language disability and language acquisition and how to address the differences in the IEP assessment process. The course includes a fieldwork component. Some sections may be offered in blended/hybrid format. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits