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The purpose of this certificate program is to provide K-12 teachers and other education professionals with specialized course work in dual language programming. This construct provides instruction in two languages and is aimed for students to develop competencies in bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism/multiculturalism.
The design of this certificate program is to develop leadership among bilingual teachers currently working in dual language or two-way immersion programs in K-12 settings. The course work in this program will allow teachers to develop expertise in philosophical/ideological principles, pedagogy and curriculum, and program processes for effective biliteracy program development.<br /><br />
Successful applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and hold a current teaching or administrative credential, hold a BCLAD credential, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in certificate coursework with no less than a grade of C in any course.<br /><br />
For more information call (619) 594-5155 or email Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, Ph.D., associate professor and faculty chair, Department of Policy Studies in Language and Cross Cultural Education at <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>.
Theories and methods of assessment and evaluation of diverse student populations including authentic and traditional models. Procedures for identification, placement, and monitoring of linguistically diverse students. Theories, models, and methods for program evaluation, achievement, and decision making.
Critical literacy and democratic schooling for dual language program models. Program models that apply to policies and practices that inform literacy curriculum and pedagogy in dual language-biliteracy settings.
BCLAD credential or score of 3 on SDSU Spanish examination