GE-10-300 ENGL/ED 460 Teaching English Language Learners in

St. Cloud State University
General Education Goal Area 6
Humanities & Fine Arts
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Prepared by: James H Robinson
Phone: 4956
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Email: [email protected]
Requesting Unit: English and Teacher Development
Department, Course Number, Title: English/Education 460: Teaching English Language Learners in K-
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Already Designated as Diversity
Will this course also satisfy another General Education Goal Area?
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Course bulletin description, including credits and semesters to be offered:
Theory and methods for English Language Learners and bilingual education for non-ESL and nonbilingual teachers. Issues for English Language Learners and instructional strategies.
Indicate the clientele for whom this course is designed. Is the course for general education only, or
does it fulfill general education and other program needs for this or another department? Obtain
signatures from any affected departments.
General education and also one course in the Secondary Education Sequence for K-12 and 5-12 teachers.
Indicate any changes that must be made in offerings or resources in your department or other
departments by offering this course.
For new courses or courses not yet approved for General Education, indicate any other SCSU departments
or units offering instruction that relates to the content of the proposed course.
Courses designated as General Education are included in the assessment plan for the Goal Area(s)
for which they are approved. Courses for which assessment is not included in the annual GE
assessment report for two years will be removed from the General Education Program.
The Requesting Unit understands and recognizes the above conditions.
Provide a concise explanation of how the following goal is a “significant focus” of the proposed course.
Goal Area 6: Humanities & Fine Arts
Expand appreciation and critical understanding of changing modes of human expression and systems of
thought in the arts and humanities, and develop abilities in the creation and performance of meaning.
This course prepares future K-12 teachers in areas such as foreign language, art, music, and physical
education and future 5-12 teachers in areas such as math, social studies, and science to use their content areas to
help second language users of English in the K-12 system to use language to create and perform systems of
meaning in English with respect to their content areas. The course helps prepare these future teachers to teach in
classrooms where modes of human expression and systems of thought change with the influx of English language
learners (ELLs) into the classroom with a special focus on language for communicative purposes.
13. In order for a course to be designated as fulfilling Goal Area 6, it must address at least 5 of the 7 student learning
outcomes (SLOs) below. Check the SLOs below that are focused on in the proposed general education course.
1. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
2. Describe and appreciate works in the arts and humanities as expressions of individual and collective values
within an intellectual, cultural, historical and social context.
3. Interpret and respond critically to works from various cultures in the arts and humanities.
4. Explore intellectually the ideas expressed in works in the arts and humanities.
5. Engage in creative processes or interpretive performance.
6. Articulate an informed personal response to works in the arts and humanities.
7. Analyze the diverse means of communication in the arts and humanities.
Discuss how each Student Learning Outcome checked above is achieved in this course. (Note: Although
descriptions of typical assignments or types of assignments may be part of this discussion, it is not
appropriate to submit copies of actual assignments.)
2. The whole course focuses on how future teachers will make adaptations to their lessons based on the
intellectural, cutlural, historical and social contexts of their ELL students with a primary focus on how these
future teachers can come to appreciate these contexts in verbal and written expression by their ELL students.
3. This course prepares future teachers to interpret and respond to oral and written work in English produced by
second language learners or ELL students who come from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds and then to
interpret their language and behavior without cultural bias and to respond in cultural appropropriate ways.
4. Within the fields of linguistics and bilingual education, students will read about, discuss and apply ideas for
the ELL population in K-12 schools.
5. As teaching is a creative performance in itself, this course will prepare future teachers for classroom
performances that require constant interpretation of language and behavior of ELL students and for responses to
this language and behavior that are outside the future teachers' previous experience.
7. For oral and written discourse, this course covers how individual ELLs use English as a means of
communication and how their preferred discourse patterns can be misinterpreted and misunderstood.
List or attach the Course Outline (adequately described and including percentage of time to be allocated
to each topic). Curriculum Committees may request additional information. Topics larger than 20% need
to be broken down further. Indicate in your course outline where the Student Learning Outcomes
checked above are being met.
Course Outline
15% Processes of language acquisition: First and second language acquisition; second language acquisition and
student learning: general education outcome 2, 3, 4
15% Cultural and socilinuistic aspects of language acquisition: verbal, nonverbal and written communcation in
sociocultural contexts across cultures: general education outcomes 2, 3,
10% Linguistics and the ELL student: phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology and pragmatics: general
education outcome 2, 4
10% Bilingual education and the ELL student: English Only vs. Bilingual Education: general education
outcome 2, 4
20% ELL accommodations for listening and speaking activities: communicative competence approaches to
langauge learning: general education outcomes 2, 5, 7
15% ELL accommodations for reading and writing activities: English for academic purposes and its implications
for ELL student achievement: general education outcomes 2, 5, 7
15% ELL accommodations for content-based instruction: applications of communicative competence and
English for academic purposes approaches by future content teachers in content-based instruction. General
educaiton outcomes 2, 5, 7
St. Cloud State University
General Education Transmittal Form
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Proposal Number
Department: English/Teacher Development
Course or Course(s): English/ED 460
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Department forward to Academic Affairs for publication and electronically to Chair of General Education Committee, Chair
of College Curriculum Committee, College Dean
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