Course Description

This course will provide students with the foundational theoretical background and practice-based instructional methods to support the development of content and language for multilingual learners in K-12 classrooms. Topics covered include: programs and policies that support MLLs, second language acquisition theories, sheltered instruction methods, culturally and linguistically responsive teaching, and family and community engagement.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Identify the relevant legal and social issues concerning the education of MLLs in the United States
  • Recognize the programming options and instructional models to support MLLs in schools
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which culture and minoritized status (ethnic, linguistic, cultural, other) impact language acquisition, academic achievement, and identity development.
  • Develop instructional plans that support both language and content development
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Section Title
Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $495.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Fenner, D. S., & Snyder, S. C. (2017). Unlocking English Learners′ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible (1st edition). Corwin.

Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time: Up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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