Bilingual & Multicultural Education Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

BME  500 FOUNDATIONS OF STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION (3)

This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques.  Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  530 FOUNDATIONS OF BILINGUAL AND ESL INSTRUCTION (3)

Theoretical, historical, and legal background of bilingual and ESL instruction, including an overview of current models.  This course contains an assessment that must be passed to be eligible to register for the capstone course.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  531 BILINGUAL AND SECOND-LANGUAGE METHODOLOGY (3)

Theories and practices related to using two languages in teaching language-minority students, with an emphasis on second-language teaching methods.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  533 CURRICULA AND MATERIALS FOR BILINGUAL AND ESL CLASSROOMS (3)

Practice in developing curricula and materials for minority students in their native language and in English.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  534 SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION FOR LEP STUDENTS (3)

Provides teachers with pedagogical information and experiences to develop and implement science and mathematics curriculum with limited-English-proficiency students.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  535 SPANISH FOR THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM TEACHER (3)

Designed to improve bilingual teachers' Spanish in classroom situations for teaching content, communicating with parents, and writing.    Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: intermediate to high Spanish language skill or instructor's consent.

 

BME  536 FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL (FLEAMS) METHODOLOGY (3)

Provides elementary and middle school teachers with methods for teaching foreign languages to elementary school students.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite:  Intermediate proficiency in a second language.

 

BME  537 STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION METHODS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (3)

This course is designed to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to:  assess the needs of secondary English Language Learners (ELL) and develop materials and effective teaching methods.  Co-convenes with BME 437.  This course contains an assessment that must be passed to be eligible to register for student teaching.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  538 LINGUISTICS IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS (3)

This course applies linguistics to multicultural educational settings with attention to language-minority learners in K-12 educational settings.  This course contains an assessment that is part of the BME Professional Portfolio assessment in the capstone course.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite:  BME 310 and 480, or equivalent courses

 

BME  539 TEACHING ESL THROUGH THE USE OF LITERATURE (3)

Integrates the development of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary in ESL through the use of stories, poems, drama, and the novel.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  540 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (3)

Students will interact with multicultural texts written for children and adolescents while exploring the literacy and linguistic value of these texts and developing English as a Second Language (ESL) methodologies for literature across the curriculum.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  570 APPROACHES TO TEACHING NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS (3)

How to identify and meet the educational needs of Native Americans; how to select and implement appropriate methodologies.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  593 PUBLIC SCHOOL IN-SERVICE WORKSHOP (1-3)

Topical instruction involving exchange of ideas, practical methods, skills, and principles.  Normally you may count up to 6 units of 593 toward your graduate program.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.

 

BME  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  No repeat limit.

 

BME  608 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE (1-12)

Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.

 

BME  631 STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION AND SHELTERED ENGLISH CONTENT INSTRUCTION (3)

The teaching of content in English to limited-English proficient students in grades K-12 using appropriate approaches, methods and techniques.  This course contains an assessment that must be passed to be eligible to register for the capstone course.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  634 TESTING AND EVALUATION OF LANGUAGE-MINORITY STUDENTS (3)

Practicum in the assessment of minority students, covering legal issues, nondiscriminatory testing, and evaluation of language dominance and proficiency.  This course contains an assessment that is part of the BME Professional Portfolio assessment in the capstone course.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  BME 530 and BME 637 

 

BME  636 THE CULTURAL COMPONENT OF STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION (3)

This course focuses on how to develop and implement programs and practices relevant to local cultures and subcultures to promote parental and community involvement including the use of Structured English Immersion strategies.  This course contains an assessment that is part of the BME Professional Portfolio assessment in the capstone course.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  637 CULTURAL COMPONENT OF BILINGUAL AND ESL INSTRUCTION (3)

How to develop and implement programs and practices relevant to local cultures and subcultures to promote parental and community involvement.  Department consent required.

 

BME  685 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1-6)

Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.

 

BME  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)

Department Consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  No repeat limit.

 

BME  698 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1-3)

Analysis and critical evaluation of current research in bilingual education.  Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.

 

BME  699 THESIS (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated as needed.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master's program.