BLED 1110. Introduction n Bilingual Education/ESL
An overview of the American Education system with emphasis on organization, governance, law, demographics, and professional practice. Will include supervised experience in bilingual education/ESL elementary settings for prospective bilingual education/ESL teachers.
- Complete 24 hours field observations in a classroom.
- Articulate the attributes of an education professional entering the field.
- Construct an individualized map to teacher licensure in the State of New Mexico.
- Differentiate and summarize the major educational philosophies and historical events that have influenced the progression of educational practice.
BLED 2110. Bilingual Methods
3 Credits (3)
This course provides a historical overview of bilingual and ESL education including an emphasis on present trends and practices. Discussions of the aspects of bilingualism at both an individual and a societal level are included. May be repeated up to 3 credits.
- (Culture) Develops awareness in the learner of the value of cultural diversity.
- (Culture) Prepares and assists students to interact successfully in cross cultural settings.
- (Culture) Recognizes and accepts different patterns of child development within and between cultures in order to formulate realistic instructional strategies.
- (Culture) Recognizes the similarities and differences between mainstream American and other cultures and the potential conflicts and opportunities they may create for students.
- (Culture) Demonstrates knowledge of the effects of culture and socio-economic variables in learning styles.
- (English Language Development) Demonstrates knowledge of the basic nature of language, language acquisition, language variation, language change, and the relation of language to society and culture.
- (English Language Development) Demonstrates knowledge of the nature of bilingualism and the process of becoming bilingual.
- (Instructional Methodology) Demonstrates knowledge of the historical, legal, theoretical, and sociological foundations of programs of instruction for second language learners.
- (Instructional Methodology) Demonstrates knowledge of theories of first and second language acquisition. 1
- (Instructional Methodology) Utilizes teaching methods appropriate to various age and language groups.