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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 689B - Critical Bilingual Multicultural Education: History, Theory, and Practice

Prerequisite, admission to the Teacher Credential and/or Masters of Arts in Teaching program as a multiple subject bilingual authorization candidate. This course is designed specifically for candidates seeking the bilingual emphasis multiple subject credential in Spanish/English. It focuses on the history, philosophy, and legislation of bilingual multicultural education. It addresses language acquisition theories, sociocultural theories, and their practical applications relative to diverse dual language program models. A critical lens is used as a backdrop for understanding the controversies, politics and policies in public schools relative to bilingual education, as well as the role of parents, bilingual teachers, administrators, and school communities. Effective pedagogies for developing and reinforcing bilingualism, transferability, biliteracy and multiculturalism are used for planning instruction and teaching in a bilingual classroom. Students choose from one of the following: project action research, practitioner inquiry, curriculum design, or a portfolio/e-portfolio. This course includes a capstone, which meets the demonstration of mastery requirements. 10 hours of fieldwork required. Spanish fluency and literacy are required. Letter grade. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits