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EDLE 579 - Education of Diverse Populations - Sheltered English Immersion (SEI)

(3 credits)
This course will focus on the responsibility of educators to create and facilitate school environments, culture and climate that promotes the success of diverse learners including English Language Learners (ELLs). It will enhance educators’ abilities in analyzing various situations through multiple lenses as well as foster educational opportunities for all students including those from linguistically and culturally diverse populations. It will also provide initial licensure candidates with the subject knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to promote instructional programs that meet the needs of all ELLs through Sheltered English Immersion strategies (SEI), including discipline-specific strategies for literacy as outlined in the ELA/Literacy Curriculum Frameworks. The collaborative nature of this course will provide opportunities for students to work with other educators in diverse school settings, learn about issues and programs, and develop plans of action to address issues identified as roadblocks to success of ELLs. Throughout this course, students will be encouraged to recognize, examine and challenge assumptions about the diverse groups in their own community. A 25-hour field experience is required.