EDUC600 - Diversity and Cultural Issues in TESOL Education

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC600 Course ID: 3959 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides an examination of cultural diversity, including aspects of communication, belief systems, and value orientations, as well as patterns of thinking and behaving with implications for instruction. Basics of second language acquisition theories and practices and fostering home/school relationships for K-12 learners are explored.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023 11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023 November Fall 2023 Session I 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Describe the impact of cultural diversity on classroom functioning and relationships. (NCATE/TESOL2a)
2. Discuss the impact of cultural background on student achievement. (NCATE/TESOL2b)¬
3. Discuss the issues and challenges related to managing cultural diversity within a classroom. (NCATE/TESOL3a)
4. Implement strategies for integrating cultural diversity within classroom instruction.( NCATE/TESOL 2b, 3a, 3b)
5. Adapt effective principles of teaching to a diverse student body. (NCATE/TESOL 3a)
6. Implement learner-centered effective strategies that meet the needs of all learners within a culturally diverse classroom.( NCATE/TESOL 2b, 3a, 3b)
7. Evaluate current potential curriculum materials so as to identify those which can be effectively used in teaching English language learners (ELLs). (NCATE/TESOL 3c).
8. Discuss theories of second language acquisition (NCATE/TESOL 1b)
9. Identify factors which affect second language acquisition (NCATE/TESOL 1a,1b)
10. Communicate effectively and supportively with parents of English language learners (NCATE/TESOL ELLs) (2b)
11. Understand the effects of cultural diversity on the school community as well as the larger community (NCATE/TESOL 2b)

NameGrade %
Discussions 30.00%
Week 1: Introductions 2.15%
Week 1: The Impact of Cultural Diversity 2.14%
Week 2: Integrating Cultural Diversity 2.14%
Week 3: What Influences How Teachers Teach? 2.14%
Week 4: Cultural Experiences 2.14%
Week 4: Use of Primary Languages 2.14%
Week 5: Acquisition of a Second Language 2.14%
Week 5: Schumann's Sociolinguistic Theory of Second Language Acquisition 2.14%
Week 6: English Language Learner 2.14%
Week 6: Teaching an Idiom 2.14%
Week 7: Ways to Communicate with Parents 2.14%
Week 7: A Parent's Opinion 2.14%
Week 8: Reflection 2.14%
Week 8: Cultural Diversity 2.14%
Homework 42.00%
Assignment 1 - National Clearinghouse on English Language Acquisition e-mail 6.00%
Assignment 2 - Course Project Step 1 6.00%
Assignment 3 - Week 3 Critique 6.00%
Assignment 4 - Lesson Plan Report and Reflections 6.00%
Assignment 5 - Course Project Step 2 6.00%
Assignment 6 - Philosophy of Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom Paper 6.00%
Assignment 7 - Course Project Step 3 6.00%
Final Reflection 28.00%
Assignment 8 - Final Reflection Journal 28.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.