Bilingual Education (BILG)

BILG 4350. Mathematics in the Bilingual Education Classroom.

The course provides an in-depth study of the mathematics content and methodology derived from research-based principles. To develop the mathematical understanding of emergent bilinguals through a field-based approach, the course emphasizes using cognition and bilingualism as learning resources to sustain mathematical knowledge using equity based-instruction and assessment. Prerequisite: 2.75 Overall GPA required. Junior classification required. Must be declared as seeking EC-6 Bilingual Generalist teacher certification. MATH 1315 (or one of the following: MATH 1319, MATH 2417, MATH 2471, MATH 2472); MATH 2311 and MATH 2312. Grades of "C" or higher must be earned in all prerequisites.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BILG 4365. Biliteracy Development for Emergent Bilingual Learners.

This course targets the dynamic, reciprocal process of literacy development in Spanish and English for emergent bilinguals. Theories, instructional methods and strategies, texts, and materials will be examined through an integrated approach that considers sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, and political factors. The course will be taught in both Spanish and English. Prerequisites: Junior classification or higher; Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program; 2.75 Overall GPA; Education Core; grades of "C" or higher must be earned in all prerequisites.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BILG 5365. Biliteracy Development in the Bilingual Education Classroom.

This course is taught in Spanish and English, targeting the reciprocal process of literacy development in Spanish and English as a second language. Theories, methods, and approaches address learning and teaching processes that support biliteracy development of emergent bilingual within contexts framed by sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, and affective factors. Prerequisite: CI 5337; CI 5387 SPAN 3308; SPAN 3371; upper levels of SPAN; or advanced studies in SPAN with a grade of B or better; or, Bilingual Education certification.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BILG 5367. One-Way and Two-Way Dual Language Immersion: Principles, Methods, and Strategies.

This course focuses on current research and effective instructional methodology that shape curricula and instructional practices for one-way and two-way dual language immersion bilingual education programs. Students will discuss Spanish-language literacy instruction through cognitive, sociocultural, and sociolinguistic perspectives. The course will be taught in Spanish and English. Prerequisite: CI 5387, CI 5337; SPAN 3308; SPAN 3371; or upper level SPAN courses; or advanced studies in SPAN having earned a grade of B or higher; or Bilingual Education certification.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BILG 5374. Bilingual/ESL Academic Content Instruction.

The focus of this course is the integration of native language instruction (Spanish) and English as a second language (ESL) to teach the academic content areas (mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts) for English Language Learners (ELLs) with an emphasis on the cognitive and sociocultural considerations. Prerequisite: SPAN 3308; SPAN 3371; or upper level SPAN course(s); or advanced studies in SPAN with a grade of B or higher; or Bilingual Education certification.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BILG 5388. The Politics of Language.

Using a critical linguistic perspective, this course examines the sociopolitical aspects of language in local, national, and global contexts. Students learn about language ideologies and gain a profound understanding for how languages and language practices are intricately tied to the racial and economic power relations embedded in schools and society.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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