Bilingual Education (BLE)

BLE 335 Language Diversity in Classrooms. (3) F, S
Issues in sociolinguistics and language variation in schools with a focus on classroom interaction, instruction, curriculum, assessment, and language policy. Lecture, discussion, lab. Corequisites: RDG 414, 481.

BLE 400 Principles of Language Minority Education. (3) F, S
Overview of philosophical and theoretical foundations of bilingual education and ESL models of instruction. Other topics include legislative and judicial measures. Lecture, small group discussion. Prerequisite: PTPP admission.

BLE 409 Language-Sensitive Content Teaching. (3) F, S
For preservice students seeking K–8 certification and the endorsement in bilingual education or ESL. Lecture, discussion.

BLE 414 Reading Methods, Management, and Assessment in BLE/ESL Settings. (3) F, S
Teaching and assessing reading with emphasis on integrated curriculum and literature-based instruction for BLE/ESL learners. Strategies for decoding (phonics), vocabulary, comprehension, and content area reading. Lecture, lab, discussion. Corequisites: BLE 433, 481.

BLE 420 Science Methods, Management, and Assessment in BLE/ESL Settings. (3) F, S
Methods, management strategies, and assessment procedures for teaching science to BLE/ESL students in elementary schools. Lecture, lab, discussion. Corequisites: BLE 455, 480, 498.

BLE 433 Language Arts Methods, Management, and Assessment in Elementary BLE/ESL Settings. (3) F, S
The social nature of oral and written, first- and second-language acquisition and congruent teaching, management, assessment practices in BLE/ESL settings. Lecture, lab, discussion. Corequisites: BLE 414, 481.

BLE 455 Social Studies Methods, Management, and Assessment in Elementary BLE/ESL Settings. (3) F, S
Examines methods, classroom management strategies, and assessment techniques for social studies instruction in elementary BLE/ESL classes. Lecture, lab, discussion. Corequisites: BLE 420, 480, 498.

BLE 478 Student Teaching in the Elementary School. (3–15) F, S
Supervised teaching in the area of specialization. A synthesized experience in curriculum instruction and classroom management in a bilingual education/ESL setting. Prerequisites: 2.50 GPA; completion of professional course sequence; approval of Office of Professional Field Experiences.

BLE 480 Mathematics Methods, Management, and Assessment in Elementary BLE/ESL Settings. (3) F, S
Teaching, management, and assessment of mathematics in K–8 BLE/ESL settings. Lecture, lab, discussion. Prerequisite: MTE 180 or equivalent. Corequisites: BLE 420, 455, 498.

BLE 481 Reading Practicum. (3) F, S
Applications of concepts from BLE 414. Supervised school-based experiences in teaching reading to BLE/ESL students. Corequisites: BLE 414, 433.

BLE 496 Field Experience. (0) F, S
Application of course content in a bilingual/ESL school setting. Emphasis on observation, pupil management, planning and delivering instruction, and assessment.

BLE 498 Pro-Seminar. (1–7) F, S
Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.

BLE 511 Introduction to Language Minority Education. (3) A
Historical, philosophical, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations of language minority education in the United States.

BLE 514 Bilingual/Multicultural Aspects of Special Education. (3) S
Theories and issues related to the education of bilingual and culturally diverse exceptional children.

BLE 515 Instructional Methods for Bilingual Students. (3) F
An introduction to general dual language teaching approaches and assessment strategies. Focuses on the effective teaching of limited-English-proficient populations. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 520 ESL For Children. (3) S
Examines approaches to second language development and assessment for children congruent with recent research in second language acquisition in children. Prerequisite: BLE 511. BLE 521 Primary/Elementary Communication Arts in Bilingual Education. (3) S
Examination of bilingual/biliterate development of elementary school children, bringing together native and second language, oral language, and literacy development findings with educational practices. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 522 Literacy/Biliteracy Development. (3) F
Acquaints teachers with first and second language literacy research, practice, and assessment in elementary school settings (Spanish-English emphasis). Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as RDG 522. Credit is allowed for only BLE 522 or RDG 522. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 524 Secondary Sheltered ESL Content Teaching. (3) F
Teaching and assessing ESL adolescents in the content areas with an emphasis on integrating language acquisition principles with content learning. Lecture, small group work. Corequisite: BLE 541.

BLE 528 Social Studies for Bilingual/ESL Teachers. (3) S
Provides language and instructional methodologies and assessment strategies relevant to bilingual/multicultural students in social studies content delivered in Spanish and English. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 533 Literacy in Secondary BLE/ESL Settings. (3) S
Examines first and second language literacy research, practice, and assessment across content areas in secondary school settings. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as RDG 533. Credit is allowed for only BLE 533 or RDG 533. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 535 Sociolinguistic Issues in Bilingual Education. (3) F
Survey of major theoretical issues (e.g., language situations, communicative competence, language attitudes) interrelating language, social processes, and bilingual education. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 541 Nature of Bilingualism/Second Language Acquisition. (3) A
Bilingual and second language acquisition, with emphasis on children and adolescents. Cognitive, social, and cultural aspects are stressed. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 543 Bilingual Education Models. (3) A
Bilingual education programs in other countries; analysis of political, social, economic, and educational implications; practice in planning bilingual education curricula. See also offerings under MCE, SED, SPE, and SPF. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 561 Parent Involvement in Language Minority Education Programs. (3) F, S
Examines issues, approaches, and strategies for improving parental and community involvement in the schooling of language minority children and youth. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 565 Literature for Hispanic Youth/Literatura para Jóvenes Hispanoparlantes. (3) S
Selecting, analyzing, and utilizing literature for Hispanic and Spanish speaking children and adolescents. Cross-listed as LIS 565. Credit is allowed for only BLE 565 or LIS 565.

BLE 580 Practicum. (1–6) F, S
Provides for practical application in school settings of principles of bilingual education or English as a Second Language. Special permission required.

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