The goal of this course is to take a comprehensive look at research, policy, and evidence grounded effective practices in U.S. schools for students who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We, as educators, need to provide appropriate, meaningful, and effective instruction for these students who have historically been underserved. This course will serve a variety of purposes. The modules will integrate theories of bilingualism, second language acquisition, cultural transmission, content integration, assessment of language minority students, bilingual special education, policy and practice, and community relations.
Available for graduate credit from Carlow University, Madonna University, Notre Dame College, and the College of Saint Rose.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Policy and Programs
Module 3: Teaching
Module 4: Technology
Module 5: Language
Module 6: Culture
Module 7: Mathematics and Science
Module 8: Social Studies
Module 9: Assessment
Module 10: Bilingual Special Education
Module 11: School and Community
Module 12: Final Project
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.