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SPED 440. English Learners with Special Needs

Credits: 3
Department: Special Education
Description: Issues, trends, and evidence-based instructional strategies for English learners and bilingual education students with special needs. Field experience included. (ENGL 460 and ED 460 will substitute for this course with permission.)
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Appraise and discuss the particular linguistic, cultural, and learning needs and contributions of English language learners in their content areas for the purposes of designing instruction.
2. Analyze examples of spoken and written language for the purpose of assessing English learners' needs and planning instruction for English language learners in the content areas.
3. Evaluate theories of first-and second-language acquisition for the purpose of designing instruction to meet the needs of English language learners.
4. Design instructional approaches and modifications based on learner needs and language learning theory in order to meet the needs of English language learners in the content areas.
5. Evaluate and discuss a variety of assessments and assessment formats and conditions for the purpose of preparing English learners for those assessments and for the purpose of developing accommodations and modifications as needed.

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