Academic Catalog

GED Multicultural Option (MUL)

MUL 505. Assessmnt Sec Lang Lrnrs. (3 Units)

Prerequisite: Preliminary teaching credential or consent of instructor. Study of basic concepts, principles and practices associated with the assessment of second language learners' linguistic proficiency and subject-matter knowledge. Topics include: standardized test score interpretation, evaluation of state-mandated tests, student placement, test construction and authentic assessment.

MUL 508. Lang Acquisit in Urban Setting. (3 Units)

Study of current theory and research in language acquisition including an introduction to linguistic subsystems, developmental stages, and factors impacting first and second language acquisition. Emphasis will be placed on the relevance of theory and research in an urban setting.

MUL 511. Cultural Diversity in America. (3 Units)

Examines contemporary diverse populations in America and their influence on American educational institutions. The analysis of historical contributions and cultural influences on the macro-culture provide insight into our multicultural society.

MUL 520. Tchng Eng Spkrs Othr Lang. (3 Units)

Issues and problems, techniques, procedures, and materials for teaching the dominant language (standard English) to the bilingual and to the bi-dialectal.

MUL 521. Sem Mexi Amer His Educ. (3 Units)

Explores the socio-cultural basis for the past, present and future status of Mexican Americans and Hispanics with emphasis on legal and political issues. Content and methodological innovation as well as judicial and legislative actions will be analyzed in depth. Issues relating specifically to education will be analyzed in this course. Three hours of seminar per week.

MUL 522. Read/Literacy In Spanish. (3 Units)

Designed to prepare bilingual teachers to use effective methodology to teach literacy and reading to Spanish-speaking bilingual (Spanish-English) children. It includes examination of youngsters' readiness skills in Spanish, and the analysis of different methods to teach reading in Spanish.

MUL 525. Bil/Mult Teaching Methods. (3 Units)

The study of selected bilingual approaches to, and methods of, teaching social studies, science, mathematics, and language arts. Techniques for developing bilingual and multicultural teaching materials.

MUL 533. Action Res Urban Educators. (3 Units)

Prerequisite: GED 500 is recommended. Development of research skills needed to conduct both quantitative and qualitative action research in an urban multicultural setting. Topics include research question formation, research design identification, data gathering techniques, display and analysis of data, creating an action plan, dissemination of information.

MUL 544. Urban Materials Design & Dev. (3 Units)

Development of skills necessary to design effective instructional materials for urban learners. Using principles of the systems approach and building upon research, theory, and best practices, students will create materials to meet the needs of ethnically and linguistically diverse learners.

MUL 591. Adv Multicult Studies. (3 Units)

Designed for students completing the MA in Education, Multicultural Option. Students will synthesize and interrelate diverse areas of study which comprise the masters degree by conducting bibliographic research, writing critical essays and development training sessions for school, staff and community individuals.