Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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EDC 287 - Structured English Immersion – Elementary

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Overview of Structured English Immersion (SEI) instruction for English Learners (ELs) in the elementary grades.  Includes SEI foundations, English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), language acquisition and development, identification and assessment of ELs, cultural assets, and research-based instructional strategies for elementary ELs.

Information: Meets SEI Endorsement requirements for the Arizona Department of Education.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the legal and historical foundations of Structured English Immersion (SEI) [Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 9; Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 6]
  2. Describe Arizona’s Language Development Approach (LDA) (InTASC 2; CEC 1)
  3. Identify elements of language acquisition and development (InTASC 1; CEC 1)
  4. Analyze English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) (InTASC 4; CEC 3)
  5. Examine the role of culture in learning (InTASC 3; CEC 2)
  6. Apply strategies for teaching and assessing ELs (InTASC 6, 7, 8; CEC 4, 5)

Outline:
  1. Structured English Immersion (SEI) Foundations
    1. Legal cases
    2. Federal and state laws
    3. Societal trends and issues
  2. Arizona’s Language Development Approach (LDA)
    1. SEI terminology
    2. Principles of Arizona’s LDA
    3. Arizona’s SEI models for elementary grades
  3. Program Placement of ELs
    1. Identification and Assessment
    2. AZELLA
    3. Diversity of ELs
  4. Elements of Language Development
    1. Language acquisition theories
    2. English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
    3. Relationship between ELPS and English Language Arts (ELA) standards
    4. Foundations of language
  5. Instructional Practices
    1. Reading foundational skills for elementary ELs
    2. Research-based reading instruction
    3. Vocabulary development
    4. Writing development
  6. Asset-Based Behaviors and Expectations
    1. Cultural influences
    2. Cultural competence
    3. Celebrating cultural diversity
    4. Leveraging cultural assets
    5. Social and emotional learning (SEL)
  7. Home and School Connections
    1. Funds of knowledge
    2. Family engagement
    3. Parental rights
  8. Integrated and Targeted Instruction in Elementary Settings
    1. Receptive communication
    2. Productive communication
    3. Interactive communication
    4. Language skills
    5. Differentiation strategies
  9. Assessment, Monitoring, and Feedback
    1. Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multitiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)
    2. Types of assessments
    3. Data-driven instruction
    4. Timely and meaningful feedback
    5. Student self-reflection
    6.   Testing accommodations for ELs


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021-2022



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