Multilingual Education Courses 2013-2014

The degree requirements outlined in this catalog are intended to be used for students entering Wheelock in the 2013-14 academic year.

MLE 301
Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) I: Second Language Acquisition in Context
4 credits

Develops and applies knowledge of language structure and second language acquisition to effective instruction and assessment for English language learners (ELLs). Considers cultural, classroom, and policy contexts that support effective and equitable education for ELLs. Includes fieldwork for classroom observation and instruction assignments. Prerequisites: Passing scores on the WLCE, EDU 201 and 255.

MLE 302
Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) II: Early Childhood Literacy and Content Instruction
4 credits

Introduces design and implementation of early childhood sheltered lessons that integrate content and academic language goals. Provides experience in differentiating instruction for ELLs at different proficiency levels. Develops strategies for achieving reading and writing skills of young ELLs. Includes lesson planning and implementation of early childhood practicum classrooms. Prerequisites: MLE 3X1, EDU 305,327. Co-requisites: EDP 436.

MLE 303
Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) II: PreK-8 Literacy and Content Instruction
4 credits

Introduces design and implementation of PreK- 8 sheltered lessons that integrate content and academic language goals. Provides experience in differentiating instruction for ELLs at different proficiency levels. Develops strategies for advancing reading and writing skills of ELLs. Includes lesson planning and implementation of PreK-8 practicum classrooms. Prerequisites: MLE 3X1, EDU 337. Co-requisites: for Elementary Education majors EDP 317, for Special Education majors SPP 460 or 470.

MLE 501
Effective Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) I: Second Language Acquisition in Context
3 credits

Develops and applies knowledge of language structure and second language acquisition to effective instruction and assessment for English language learners (ELLs). Considers cultural, classroom, and policy contexts that support effective and equitable education for ELLs. Includes fieldwork for classroom observation and instruction assignments. Should be taken prior or concurrent with EDU 505.

MLE 502
Effective Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) II: Early Childhood Literacy and Content Instruction
3 credits

Introduces design and implementation of early childhood sheltered lessons that integrate content and academic language goals. Provides experience in differentiating instruction for ELLs at different proficiency levels. Develops strategies for advancing reading and writing skills of young ELLs. Includes lesson planning and imple-mentation of early childhood practicum classrooms.

MLE 503
Effective Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) II: PreK-8 Literacy and Content Instruction
3 credits

Introduces design and implementation of PreK- 8 sheltered lessons that integrate content and academic language goals. Provides experience in differentiating instruction for ELLs at different proficiency levels. Develops strategies for advancing reading and writing skills of ELLs. Includes lesson planning and implementation of PreK-8 practicum classrooms. Pre-requisite: MLE 501.

MLE 525
Content Instruction for English Language Learners
3 credits

Explores cultural and linguistic factors affecting academic development of ELL students. Develops skills for planning lessons in mathematics, science, social studies, and literacy with content and English learning objectives. Emphasizes adaptation of materials for ELLs and assessment of learning in both English and academic content.

MLE 530
Supporting Second Language Acquisition
3 credits

Surveys second language learning processes and strategies for teaching English to bilingual students. Examines second language acquisition theories and concepts Emphasizes creating effective language learning environments and assessment practices.

MLE 535
Second Language Acquisition and Assessment
3 credits

Examines processes through which children learn English as a second language. Explores stages of second language acquisition. Introduces multiple dimensions of language proficiency.

MLE 540
Professional Knowledge for English as a Second Language Teaching
0 credits

Consolidates background in theory, research, and practice related to ESL instruction. Addresses core concepts in linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics and literacy; examines practices for academic language and literacy development and assessment. Surveys Sheltered Immersion and other ELL instructional approaches. Prerequisite: initial teacher license. Pre or co-requisites: RDG 530, MLE 525, 530 and 535. 

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