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Multicultural Special Education - Program Courses

Program Schedule

Course Credits Fall Winter Spring Summer

SPED 510 Foundations of Multicultural Special Educations: Policies and Practices

 3

X

     

SPED 510 Linguistic Perspectives: Typical and Atypical Development of First and Second Languages

 3  

 

 

SPED 510 Literacy Instruction and Interventions for Supporting Emergent Bilinguals

 3  

 

 

SPED 510 Academic Assessment of Emergent Bilinguals

 3      X

 

SPED 510 Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Working with Diverse Students and Families

3

X

     

Course Descriptions

Sped 510 Academic Assessment of Emergent Bilinguals (3 cr)

Learn to evaluate the academic skills of emergent bilinguals within a multi-tiered support framework. Topics include fair and equitable assessment, group screening, the use of formal and informal measures, and individual diagnostic and proficiency tests for measuring reading, writing, and mathematics. Review second language acquisition and bilingual education methodology. Ten hour clinical requirement.

SPED 510 Foundations of Multicultural Special Educations: Policies and Practices (3 cr)

Analyze the historical, theoretical and legal foundations of multicultural special education and their implications for current policies and practices.  Examine the legal foundations for assessment and instruction as the context for developing appropriate learning contexts and IEPs for culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students.

SPED 510 Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Working with Diverse Students and Families (3 cr)

Learn to work successfully across cultures and languages within a reciprocal model and to advocate for students and their families. Consider the critical factors when an emergent Bilinguals student struggles to create effective strategies. Learn effective communication strategies and develop priorities and goals for each child that reflect equity and assure progress throughout prereferral and referral processes. 

SPED 510 Linguistic Perspectives: Typical and Atypical Development of First and Second Languages (3 cr)

Explore the science of language including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics and its application to classroom instruction and assessment.  Examine how both typically and atypically developing children acquire their first and second language, how language proficiency impacts academic achievement and how to measure and compare language proficiency in both L1 and L2.

SPED 510 Literacy Instruction and Interventions for Supporting Emergent Bilinguals

The purpose of this course is to identify and implement research based instruction/interventions and assessment strategies for developing English language learners oral language and literacy in reading and writing within a culturally and linguistically responsive framework. Building on each student’s existing skills in native language (L1) and second language (L2) students will learn how to support the transfer of literacy skills from one’sL1 to L2.  To accomplish this goal, we will read, discuss, and evaluate the extant literature, develop a toolkit and implement research-based instruction, interventions and assessments.