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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

Bilingual Education / Teaching English as a Second Language Minor

This minor prepares teacher candidates to teach in k-12 classrooms bilingually with culturally and linguistically diverse learners/ English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in bingual education programs.  

Program Highlights

  • Bilingual individuals can utilize and bulid upon their linguistic and cross-cultural knowledge and skills to support bilingual learners and communities 

  • Eligible for Washington State K-12 add-on endorsements in both bilingual education and English Language Learner (ELL)

  • Learn to develop curriculum, materials and instruction for bilingual learners in dual language settings in the kindergarten to grade 12

  • Focus on highly effective bilingual curricular, instructional and assessment practices that are culturally congruent

  • Knowledgeable and experienced faculty who focus on engagement, quality learning and positive learning environments

  • Integration of authentic materials and technology into every course 

  • Practical knowledge and instruction development though interactive for experienced educators

  • Investigate second language acquisition theory and cultural patterns

Program Requirements

  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in a non-English language in order to meet the bilingual education minor requirements. Proficieny is demonstrated by passing the World Language examination assessment required by the State of Washington.
  • Full admission into the 2018-2019 new Elementary Education Major or Professional Education Program is required before enrollment in any of the EDBL courses.
  • EDBL 492 requires that four (4) required program courses be completed before enrollment.

Program Coursework
 

REQUIRED COURSES

CREDITS

EDBL 312 - Foundations in Bilingual Education

EDBL 318 - Culture and Curriculum

EDBL 430 - Sheltering Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Students

EDBL 433 - Educational Linguistics

EDBL 435 - Bilingual Education in the Content Areas

EDBL 438 - Teaching English as a Second Language

EDBL 439 - Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Students

EDBL 440 - Development of Literacy with Linguistically Diverse Students

EDBL 492 – Practicum (Four EDBL courses must be completed before EDBL 492 admission)

Total Credits

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

27

 

Tentative Course Offerings (meet with program advisor to verify)


 

Advising & Admissions

Visit with a pre-program advisor in the School of Education, Black Hall 127 in Ellensburg.

Ms.Tracy Wise, Preprogram Advisor
Black Hall, suite 127
509-963-1476

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