Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D.
College of Education
Pedagogical Foundations for English Language Learners
Overview of various theories, principles, and instructional practices designed to develop the linguistic, social, and academic proficiency of English language learners. Candidates will acquire knowledge of linguistic development, first and second language acquisition, and the relationship between first language literacy and second language development. Relevant state and federal laws pertaining to the education of English learners will be examined and the impact of these mandates on student placement and school site instructional programs. Candidates will learn to recognize the importance of students’ family, cultural background and experiences and how these relate to successful school experiences for English learners. Candidates must be admitted to the program, i.e., this means you have completed pre-requisites ENG 311 and (HD 240 or EELB 301, also accepting EELB 331 and PSYCH 320). If you have not been admitted to the program you will be dropped from the class (Administrative Drop Policy: pre-requisites not met, University Bulletin, p. 54). This course can be taken while enrolled in program pre/co-requisites HSCI 100 or HSCI 120, and either PSYC 350 or ESPE 530. Requires a six-hour field component at an approved school setting.