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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC G 650 - Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded
Course can be counted for credit once

This course fulfills the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement requirement for core academic teachers outlined by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as part of the Commonwealth’s Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL) initiative. The purpose of this course is to prepare the Commonwealth’s teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction so that our growing population of English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy. This course debunks notions of linguistic deficit and explore avenues to support multilingual students in the construction of knowledge and skills in the content areas. Participants will engage in the reflective and interactive design of instruction that integrates the WIDA (ELD) standards with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, exploring and implementing strategies to teach multilingual learners to read and write in the content areas. All students in this class should have a fieldwork placement in a classroom with multi-lingual learners.