ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Bilingual Education (BLE)

BLE 335 Language Diversity in Classrooms. (3)
fall and spring
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)
fall and spring
Overview of philosophical and theoretical foundations of bilingual education and ESL models of instruction. Other topics include significant legislative and judicial measures. Lecture, small group discussion. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 409 Language-Sensitive Content Teaching. (3)
fall and spring
For preservice students seeking K – 8 certification and the endorsement in bilingual education or ESL. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 414 Reading Methods, Management, and Assessment in BLE/ESL Settings. (3)
fall and spring
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. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 420 Science Methods, Management, and Assessment in BLE/ESL Settings. (3)
fall and spring
Methods, management strategies, and assessment procedures for teaching science to BLE/ESL students in elementary schools. Lecture, lab, discussion. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 433 Language Arts Methods, Management, and Assessment in Elementary BLE/ESL Settings. (3)
fall and spring
Social nature of oral and written, first- and second-language acquisition and congruent teaching, management, assessment practices in BLE/ESL settings. Lecture, lab, discussion. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 455 Social Studies Methods, Management, and Assessment in Elementary BLE/ESL Settings. (3)
fall and spring
Examines methods, classroom management strategies, and assessment techniques for social studies instruction in elementary BLE/ESL classes. Lecture, lab, discussion. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 478 Student Teaching in the Elementary School. (3 – 15)
fall and spring
Supervised teaching in the area of specialization. Synthesized experience in curriculum instruction and classroom management in a BLE/ESL setting. Fee. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 480 Mathematics Methods, Management, and Assessment in Elementary BLE/ESL Settings. (3)
fall and spring
Teaching, management, and assessment of mathematics in K – 8 BLE/ESL settings. Lecture, lab, discussion. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 481 Reading Practicum. (3)
fall and spring
Applies concepts from BLE 414. Supervised school-based experiences in teaching reading to BLE/ESL students. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 496 Field Experience. (0)
fall and spring
Applies course content in a bilingual/ESL school setting. Emphasizes observation, pupil management, planning and delivering instruction, and assessment. Fee. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

BLE 498 Pro-Seminar. (1 – 7)
fall and spring
Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Prerequisites: ITC admission; major status in the department (or instructor approval).

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

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

BLE 515 Instructional Methods for Bilingual Students. (3)
fall
Introduces 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)
spring
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)
spring
Examines 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)
fall
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)
fall
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)
spring
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)
spring
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)
fall
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)
once a year
Bilingual and second language acquisition, with emphasis on children and adolescents. Stresses cognitive, social, and cultural aspects. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

BLE 543 Bilingual Education Models. (3)
once a year
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)
fall and spring
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)
spring
Selects, analyzes, and utilizes 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)
fall and spring
Provides for practical application in school settings of principles of BLE/ESL. Requires special permission.

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