Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Minors

The purpose of these minors are to enhance student understanding, cultural competency, and agency related to the impact of multiculturalism, language learning issues, and diversity in PreK-12 schools and other community and professional settings. To understand the full scope of the cultural and linguistic impact that a multicultural classroom has on its citizenry, this program will include courses highlighting U.S. immigration, migration, transnationalism, culture, family school partnerships, education policy, and cultural and language learning considerations.

The Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity minor consists of a general track for both Education and non-Education majors who want to develop more culturally responsive skills in a variety of professional and community settings, including schools, communities, nonprofit organizations, businesses and environmentally-focused organizations. Students will select courses that will provide a range of topics from immigration policy in the U.S. to food and culture, and community work involving refugees.

Two different Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity minors are available. One is for Education majors pursuing endorsement in their licensure program to work with English language learners (EL). The other is for students, regardless of major, who want to develop skills in working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities but are not seeking endorsement in a licensure program. Both minors require the same three core courses (a total of 9 credits); the remaining requirements differ.

The Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity minor for endorsement consists of a sequence of courses specifically for Education majors who are pursuing an additional teaching endorsement in their licensure program to work with English language learner students in the PreK-12 grades. Courses mostly focus on education topics pertaining to EL program planning and instructional strategies, as well as linguistics-related topics and English language acquisition. A practicum course is also offered to provide pre-service teachers experience in an EL classroom.  

Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Minor

ECLD 056D1:Lang Policy Issues,Race&Sch3
ECLD 102Bilingual Education & Policy3
ECLD 205Fmly Schl & Cmty Collaboration3
Select three courses from the following (one course must be at the 100-level or above):9
D2:SU: Cultural Anthropology
Parenting and Childhood
D2:Culture, Health and Healing
Special Topics (when the topic is Multicultural Leadership)
Intro to Disordered Comm
D2:Comm Diff & Dis in Media
Dev of Spoken Language
US Citizenship and Education
Internship
D2: Bullying & Discrimination
Meeting Inst Needs/All Stdnts
Global Resilience Fam-Schl-Com
Human Development
Family Context of Development
Introduction to Linguistics
Introductory Special Topics (when the topic is Linguistic Diversity in the U.S.)
TESOL and Applied Linguistics
D1: African American English
Second Language Acquisition
D1: Race Relations in the US
Working with Refugees
Total Credits18

Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Minor: Endorsement

ECLD 056D1:Lang Policy Issues,Race&Sch3
ECLD 102Bilingual Education & Policy3
ECLD 205Fmly Schl & Cmty Collaboration3
ECLD 201Developing Curriculum for ELs3
LING 080Introduction to Linguistics3
ECLD 189Teach Reading & Writing to ELs3
or LING 170 TESOL and Applied Linguistics
or LING 177 Second Language Acquisition
ECLD 295ELL Practicum2-3
Total Credits20-21