Bilingual/ESL/Multicultural Ed (BIEM)

BIEM 5343  FOUNDATIONS IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES WITH ATTENTION TO RATIONALE, PHILOSOPHY, AND PROGRAM MODELS.

BIEM 5344  Methods of Teaching Bilingual Children  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING BILINGUAL STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. EMPHASIS IS ON TEACHING SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS.

BIEM 5345  Developmental Linguistics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING MONOLINGUAL AND BILINGUAL STUDENTS.

BIEM 5346  PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF BILINGUAL/ESL  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

OVERVIEW OF CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM. INCLUDES ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS AND THE PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EDUCATION OF CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS. STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN BIEM 5346 MAY NOT ENROLL IN BIEM 6346.

BIEM 5347  Methods of Teaching English As a Second Language  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

ADVANCED STUDIES IN METHODOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE FOR TEACHING LEARNERS WHOSE NATIVE LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH. SOME ATTENTION TO SOCIOLINGUISTICS IS CONSIDERED.

BIEM 5349  Contrastive Analysis  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A DESCRIPTIVE/CONTRASTIVE APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF SPANISH AND ENGLISH LINGUISTIC STRUCTURES. INTRODUCES BASIC CONCEPTS OF LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS, AND BILINGUALISM.

BIEM 5390  Professional Seminar  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (1-3 Lecture Hours)  

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BILINGUAL/ESL MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: TOPICS VARY WITH PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION OF PARTICIPANTS.

BIEM 5397  PRACTICUM-MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN THE CONTENT AREAS AS THEY APPLY TO THE EDUCATION OF LANGUAGE MINORITY CHILDREN IN APPROPRIATE MULTICULTURAL, MULTILINGUAL, AND MULTILEVEL SETTINGS.

BIEM 5696  Directed individual Study  
1-6 Semester Credit Hours (1-6 Lecture Hours)  

MAY BE REPEATED WHEN TOPICS VARY.

BIEM 6346  Pedagogical Implications of Bilingual/ESL  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

OVERVIEW OF CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM. INCLUDES ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS AND THE PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EDUCATION OF CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS. STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN BIEM 5346 MAY NOT ENROLL IN BIEM 6346.