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Literacy, Language, and Culture (ED-LLC) Courses

Lower Division

ED-LLC 117 TRANSITIONS: SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN COLLEGE (3-0-3)(F,S). Developed specifically for students returning to learning after an absence from formal education. Activities include brushing up on study strategies, along with workshops honoring past life experiences and integrating changing roles and identities as a student. Taught in a positive and encouraging environment in support of personal and academic success.

ED-LLC 150 COE LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITY (1-0-1)(F/S). First Year and Second Year Education Residential College participants will explore aspects of success in education through direct connection a series of academic, community service, and team building activities. May be repeated for credit.

ED-LLC 200 CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE SCHOOL (2-3-3)(F,S)(FS). An introduction to the forms of diversity most relevant to local schools. In addition to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation, the course introduces students to the psychological, legal, and cultural foundations of bilingual education and English as a Second Language with a special emphasis on Mexican-American culture. Field experience component is required.

ED-LLC 204 FILM AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION (3-0-3)(F,SU). Opportunity to view, discuss, critique and analyze how important facets of contemporary issues impact education as represented (or misrepresented) in film. Topics are likely to include diverse and marginalized individuals, educational institutions creating a more socially just society, representation of students, teachers, community or teacher/student relationships, and identity or positioning in film.

ED-LLC 205 MIGRATION STUDIES IN EDUCATION (3-0-3)(F/S). Introduces future teachers to issues surrounding migrant and refugee children in today’s schools. Covers: history of human migration, patterns of displacement, U.S. immigration policies, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees policies, resettlement issues for families, trauma in newcomer children, local community resources for teachers, and knowledge of specific newcomer groups in Idaho. Includes field experience/service learning requirement.

ED-LLC 250 COE LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITY (1-0-1)(F/S). First Year and Second Year Education Residential College participants will explore aspects of success in education through direct connection a series of academic, community service, and team building activities. May be repeated for credit.

Upper Division

ED-LLC 300 FOUNDATIONS OF LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (3-0-3)(F,S). Understanding of first and second language acquisition theories and implications for the instruction of English language learners in K-12 settings. Foundations of language (theoretical linguistics) and language as a system (applied linguistics), emphasizing analysis of the features of academic language used in schools. PREREQ: ED-CIFS 201, ED-LLC 200; PRE/COREQ: ED-LLC 340 or PERM/INST.

ED-LLC 302 DEVELOPING BILITERACY IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM (3-0-3)(F/S). Overview of bilingual program models and approaches to teaching biliteracy within different models. Theories and research on the relationship of first and second language literacy development. Application of course content to lesson planning. Instruction is given in both English and Spanish. PRE/COREQ: ED-LLC 300. PREREQ: SPAN 202.

ED-LLC 303 METHODS IN TEACHING CONTENT TO BILINGUAL AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (3-0-3)(S). Instructional strategies, techniques, and methods across the content areas for use with bilingual and English language learners. Application of ELD and state standards to lesson and unit plans that integrate content and language instruction. Focus on differentiation and instruction that embeds assessment and scaffolding. PREREQ: ED-LLC 300.

ED-LLC 305 SPANISH FOR THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM (2-0-2)(S). A literature-based oral and written communication course for the extended opportunities in expressing and comprehending ideas in Spanish, as it relates to the context of the bilingual classroom. Students may be assigned to local public schools and/or community to gain practice in using the language of the local speech community. Course conducted in Spanish.

ED-LLC 306 FIELD EXPERIENCE WITH BILINGUAL OR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (3-0-1)(S). A field placement working with bilingual or English language learners in a public school setting. Teacher candidate will support individual students or small groups under the guidance of a mentor teacher. PREREQ: ED-LLC 300.

ED-LLC 331 ASSESSMENT OF BILINGUAL AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (3-0-3)(F). Issues of assessment for Bilingual and English language learners including purposes, advantages, and limitations of assessments, including accommodations. Understanding of state and national requirements for identification and exit from language support programs. Classroom-based assessments of content-area learning and language development. PREREQ: ED-LLC 300.

ED-LLC 340 IDAHO COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY (3-3-4)(F,S,SU). Provides pre-service teachers with knowledge and strategies involving children’s oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, assessment and intervention, and the role these play in developing literacy with diverse students. Prepares pre-service teachers to meet part of the literacy requirements for an Idaho teaching credential. Includes a field-based experiential component of forty (40) hours.

ED-LLC 343 READING DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTION (3-3-4)(F,S,SU). A study of reading difficulties of elementary or secondary students with emphasis on diagnosis, as well as intervention materials and methods for teaching reading. After a period of classroom instruction students tutor an elementary or secondary student for approximately 20 sessions. PREREQ: ED-LLC 340.

ED-LLC 345 WRITING PROCESSES, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT: K-8 (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Develops teacher candidates’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions about writing processes, written genres, and students’ writing development. Provides opportunities to practice planning, instruction, and assessment skills. Prepares candidates to use Idaho Core Standards for Writing and Language Arts. PRE/COREQ: ED-LLC 340.

ED-LLC 346 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Books and other resources designed for children are studied and evaluated in terms of literary theory, aesthetic appreciation, collection development and applications with children. Emphasis is placed on literature across the genres with all children in mind and the conventions of communication within the field. PREREQ: ENGL 102.

ED-LLC 364 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN LITERACY (0-3-1)(F,SU). Literacy-related activities including a variety of skills in the area of reading, writing, and literacy assessment.

ED-LLC 400 CONSTRUCTING A PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO (1-0-1)(F,S)(FF). Designed to integrate course content and Professional Year experiences with the opportunity to develop communication skills important in the profession of education. This course helps to achieve the goals of the Foundations program. PREREQ: Admission to the Professional Year. COREQ: ED-LLC 461 or ED-LLC 462.

ED-LLC 440 CONTENT AREA LANGUAGE ARTS: K-8 (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Knowledge, strategies, and tools for comprehension, vocabulary, and introduction to writing of narrative and expository texts in content areas. Prepares pre-service teachers for Standard 2 of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment and introduces students to the conventions of communication within the field of teacher education. PREREQ: ENGL 102. PRE/COREQ: ED-LLC 340.

ED-LLC 442 INTEGRATED DISCIPLINARY LITERACY IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (3-0-3)(F,S). Integrated Disciplinary Literacy in the Social Sciences (K-8). Knowledge, strategies, and tools for integrating comprehension, vocabulary and written text through elementary social studies curricula, philosophies, and methodologies. Prepares pre-service teachers for Standard 2 of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment. Focus is on cross disciplinary literacy skills within the ten strands of social studies to develop an integrated unit emphasizing critical thinking, values in a democratic and pluralistic society, and global issues. PREREQ: Admission to Professional Year or upper-division College of Education standing. PRE/COREQ ED-CIFS 430.

ED-LLC 444 CONTENT LITERACY FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS (3-0-3)(F/S). Instructional materials in the various content subjects and instructional strategies to meet reading, writing, and study needs of all learners in today’s diverse society. Prepares pre-service teachers for Standard 2 of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment. Introduces students to the conventions of communication within the field of teacher education. PREREQ: ENGL 102, Admission to Professional Year for Secondary majors. COREQ: Content methods course for the student’s declared major and ED-CIFS 401 or KINES 452.

ED-LLC 447 YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE (3-0-3)(S). Diverse perspectives in young adult literature, including issues in book selection. Intended for teachers, librarians, media generalists, and others working with young adults.

ED-LLC 448 PSYCHOLINGUISTICS AND LITERACY (3-0-3)(SU). Studies psychological processes and strategies by which readers and writers construct and reconstruct the message of a text. Application of theoretical conclusions to teaching practices.

ED-LLC 460 PROFESSIONAL YEAR I (0-18-5)(F/S). Classroom placement focusing on activities related to planning and preparation of bilingual/ESL curriculum and instruction, and professional responsibilities. Teacher candidate will complete a minimum of 250 hours in the K-8 classroom and apply knowledge and skills from all professional education coursework, and participate in weekly seminars with their liaisons. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Admission to the Professional Year. COREQ: ED-LLC 442 and ED-CIFS 430.

ED-LLC 461 PROFESSIONAL YEAR II: TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN BILINGUAL/ESL EDUCATION (0-21-6)(F,S). Teaching experience in a classroom with  bilingual or English language learners, including activities related to planning and preparation, classroom environments, curriculum and instruction and professional responsibilities. Teacher candidate will complete a teaching experience consistent with the calendars of the assigned partnership schools. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: ED-CIFS 330, ED-CIFS 331, ED-CIFS 333, ED-LLC 460. COREQ: ED-LLC 462.

ED-LLC 462 PROFESSIONAL YEAR III: TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN BILINGUAL/ESL EDUCATION (0-21-6)(F,S). The concluding teaching experience in Professional Year for students pursuing an endorsement in Bilingual Education or ESL, with a full-time teaching experience with bilingual or English language learners. Teacher candidate will complete a teaching experience consistent with the calendars of the assigned partnership schools. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: ED-CIFS 330, ED-CIFS 331, ED-CIFS 333, ED-LLC 460. COREQ: ED-LLC 461.

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