EDU 289 English Learners: Supporting Educational Equity and Access

This advanced course for teachers focuses on the delivery of specialized instruction for English learners to support equity in access to the core curriculum. Teachers will become knowledgeable about instructional programs, school organizational structures, and resources designed to meet the needs of English learners particularly those in their own district. They will develop skills in designing, implementing and evaluating instructional programs to support English language development and access to the core academic curriculum for English learners. Teachers will use assessments of English learners such as the California English Language Development Test, to diagnose students' language abilities relative to the core academic curriculum and plan appropriate instruction. Course assignments require application of principles in the teacher's current teaching context.