In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
Candidates in this program of study are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to enroll in the fieldwork and capstone courses. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following courses:
|Minimum Units for Completion
|Additional Admission Requirements
||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
||Prepares student for Arizona Certification and/or Endorsement.
||Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
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Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as dual language or immersion teacher or as a teacher responsible for providing dual language instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. Candidates gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions for developing dual language skills across reading, writing, and listening, and for involving community and families as partners. They will also leave the program with a historical perspective of bilingual education in the U.S. Candidates will develop specific skills for assessing bilingual learner proficiency, home language proficiency, content area knowledge, and knowledge of various program models. They will become familiar with current research in bilingual and ESL instruction, and understand how theory can be structured in classroom practice to develop the bilingualism and biliteracy of all students.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Know, understand and use the major theories and research related to the structure and acquisition of language
2. Apply major theories and research to help English language learners develop language and literacy and achieve in the content area.
3. Know, understand and use major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct supportive learning environments for ELLs.
4. Know, understand and apply concepts, research and best practices to plan classroom instruction for ELLs.
5. Demonstrate understanding of issues and concepts of assessment.
6. Use a variety of standards-based language proficiency instruments to show language growth and to inform their instruction.