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TED 8120  FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) (3 credits)

TED 8120 is designed to enhance graduate candidates' knowledge of the historical, political, and theoretical perspectives of K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) education for English Learners (ELs). As dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens, graduate candidates will learn strategies for designing and promoting effective multicultural and multilingual learning environments. This course includes an in-school, guided practicum through which graduate candidates must demonstrate competencies related to standards related to teaching ELs in K-12 classrooms. This is the first of two practicum experiences to complete the field experience requirements for Nebraska Department of Education's ESL teaching endorsement.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.