Bilingual & Multicultural Education Undergraduate 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  300 INTRODUCTION TO 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  310 FOUNDATIONS OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION (3)

This course focuses primarily on the perspectives of ethnic minority populations in schools, including linguistically and culturally diverse students, exploring the historical, legal, theoretical, and sociological foundations of U.S. educational programs.  Letter grade only.  CUE

 

BME  331W STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS (3)

The teaching of content in English to English learners in a Pre K-3 setting using appropriate approaches, methods and techniques.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Early Childhood Milestone (BSED or BAS)  JWRT

 

BME  389 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (1-12)

Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.  Course fee required.

 

BME  399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

 

BME  408 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE (1-12)

Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat rules.

 

BME  420 LITERACY AND BILITERACY DEVELOPMENT (3)

Theories and practices related to the development of literacy in two languages.  Current methodologies of reading and writing instruction.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  430 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING AND STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION (3)

Theories and practices related to the development of curriculum materials and effective teaching methods for English Language Learners in both Structured English Immersion and mainstream classes.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  BME 300 

 

BME  437 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.   This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching.  Co-convenes with BME 537.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Secondary Education Milestone or  ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group 

 

BME  440 METHODS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH IN BILINGUAL SETTINGS (3)

How to teach English and academic skills to language minorities.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  450 INTEGRATING LANGUAGE AND CONTENT INSTRUCTION (3)

Models and strategies for preparing language-minority students for the academic tasks of mainstream classes.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  460 CULTURAL ASPECTS OF ETHNIC GAMES (3)

Research into cultural characteristics of games from various ethnic heritages, with emphasis on application in multicultural classrooms.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  480 PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN BILINGUAL AND ESL PROGRAMS (3)

Strategies for facilitating community participation in the education of minorities.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  481 CLASSROOM-BASED ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE MINORITY STUDENTS (3)

Seminar and practicum in linguistic and academic assessment of language minority students, cultural bias, and the distinction between special education and second language development.  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 BME 480 

 

BME  490 SECOND-LANGUAGE EDUCATION:  SPANISH LEVEL I (3)

Provides teachers with a language learning experience parallel to that of the second-language learners in their classrooms.  Letter grade only.

 

BME  491 SECOND-LANGUAGE EDUCATION:  SPANISH LEVEL II (3)

Provides teachers with a language learning experience parallel to that of the second-language learners in their classrooms.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: BME 490 

 

BME  492 SECOND-LANGUAGE EDUCATION:  SPANISH LEVEL III (3)

Provides teachers with a language learning experience parallel to that of the second-language learners in their classrooms.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: BME 491 

 

BME  497 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6)

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.

 

BME  499 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area.  Letter grade only.  No repeat limit.