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English Language Acquisition & Development (ELAD)

12-Graduate Credit Program (6-month program)

Southern Utah University (SUU) provides quality courses and programs available 100% online. SUU offers discounted tuition and payment plans for Nevada public educators. Prior to applying, prospective students are advised to confirm with their state office of licensure that the specific SUU credit will satisfy intended requirements. Enrolling with SUU Graduate & Online Admissions is simple and fast. Please call today to discuss your specific needs and find the most cost effective way to pay for your program.

An online Adobe Connect orientation webinar will be provided to orient you to the program. This includes a chat feature throughout to answer student questions. The orientation link will be emailed to you prior to your course start date.

Prospective Nevada Students

SUU creates teacher education programs to align with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC). Final licensure approval is required by Nevada’s Office of Licensure and students are recommended to contact them with questions. Visit the State of Nevada Department of Education website or email Paul Partida at ppartida@doe.nv.gov.  SUU's ARL graduate certificate program was approved by the Nevada Department of Education Commission on Professional Standards (COPS) on May 18, 2016.

NOTE: If you are a Clark County School District (CCSD) public educator, you will earn 5 contact units (CU’s)/credit. So, for this program you will earn 60 CU’s.

Program Outline

Course Number Course Title Credits

GOSC 6361

Language Acquisition Theory & English Language Development Practices

3

GOSC 6362

Methods & Curriculum for Teaching ELLs

3

GOSC 6363

Assessment & Evaluation of ELLs

3

GOSC 6364

Policies, Best Practices, & Critical Issues for ELLs (pre-k & elementary)

2

GOSC 6365

Policies, Best Practices, & Critical Issues for ELLs (secondary)

2

GOSC 6366

ELAD Practicum (pre-k & elementary)

1

GOSC 6367

ELAD Practicum (secondary)

1

Course Descriptions

GOSC 6361 - Language Acquisition Theory and English Language Development Practices

An overview of the theories of second language acquisition. Topics to be covered include definitions of first and second languages, language competence, and language production, as well as the major schools of language acquisition theory: linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural.

GOSC 6362 - Methods & Curriculum for Teaching ELLs

An overview of the Methods and Approaches of teaching ESOL. Topics to be covered include historical, current, and alternative approaches to language teaching; how methods relate to language acquisition theories; and how approaches and methods influence curriculum development.

GOSC 6363 - Assessment & Evaluation of ELLs

An overview of the principles of assessment and evaluation of English Language Learners. Topics to be covered include: assessment of, as, and for learning; assessment of language learners; assessment of academic language; assessment of content knowledge; assessment of oral language; and assessment of literacy development.

GOSC 6364 - Policies, Best Practices, and Critical Issues for ELLs (pre-k & elementary)

An overview of policies, best practices, and critical issues for ELLS in pre-k &
elementary English Language Learners. Topics to be covered include: classroom techniques, planning, classroom management, social skills, grading, moral, ethical & legal issues. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with GOSC 6366 - Teaching Practicum.

GOSC 6365 - Policies, Best Practices, and Critical Issues for ELLs (secondary)

An overview of policies, best practices, and critical issues for ELLS in secondary English Language Learners. Topics to be covered include: classroom techniques, planning, classroom management, social skills, grading, moral, ethical & legal issues. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with GOSC 6367 - Teaching Practicum.

GOSC 6366 - ELAD Practicum

A course which allows students to explore classroom applications of the best practices, policies, and critical issues associated with teaching ELLs. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with GOSC 6364 and requires a minimum of 25 hours of experience working in a classroom.

GOSC 6367 - ELAD Practicum

A course which allows students to explore classroom applications of the best practices, policies, and critical issues associated with teaching ELLs. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with GOSC 6365 and requires a minimum of 25 hours of experience working in a classroom.

Note: All students take 6361, 6362, and 6363; then  either take the elementary track (6363 & 6366) or the secondary track (6365 & 6367), for total of 12 credits.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available to those who qualify. For information, please contact the following:

SUU Cashier's Office:
(p) 435-865-8032
(f) 435-865-8470
(e) brinkerhoffw@suu.edu
Cashier's Office website

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