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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Teaching and Learning, Teaching Second Language Acquisition through STEM
Major: 6242
First Term: 2013 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15
CIPS Code: 13.0201
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Education (56)
GPA: 2.0

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Teaching Second Language Acquisition through STEM promotes high quality teaching and learning for the 21st Century learner through a focus on research-based best practices for academically and linguistically diverse learners. Coursework includes Structured English Immersion Endorsement requirements, Provisional English as a Second Language Endorsement requirements, as well as courses that support inquiry-based STEM education.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisite and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

ECH/EDU298++ requires Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) focus and approval of Program Director or Department Chair.

Required Courses
 Credits: 9
 EDU101AATutor Training and Practicum1
 EDU111Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics I1
+EDU112Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics II1
 EDU220Introduction to Serving English Language Learners3
+EDU233Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching Methods3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 6
Select any 3-6 credits from the following language courses at the 100 level or above:
 ARB+++Any ARB Arabic courses OR 
 FRE+++Any FRE French courses OR 
 GER+++Any GER German courses OR 
 HEB+++Any HEB Hebrew courses OR 
 ITA+++Any ITA Italian courses OR 
 JPN+++Any JPN Japanese courses OR 
 RUS+++Any RUS Russian courses OR 
 SPA+++Any SPA Spanish courses OR 
 SLG+++Any SLG Sign Language courses3-6
 EDU230Cultural Diversity in Education3
+EDU282++Volunteerism for Education: A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed course)1-3
+ECH/EDU298++Special Projects (any suffixed course)1-3
 ETL102Educational Applications of Technology1

Program Competencies
1.Describe and implement appropriate tutoring strategies for working with academically and linguistically diverse learners. (EDU101AA, EDU220, EDU233)
2.Design and implement inquiry-based STEM lessons. (EDU111, EDU112)
3.Use English Language Learner proficiency standards to plan, deliver and evaluate instruction. (EDU220, EDU233)
4.Identify and use alternative methods of assessment for English language learners. (EDU220, EDU233)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.