UVM student working with youth through a Service Learning Course at King Street Center

The increasing ethnic and linguistic diversity of our society creates opportunities and poses challenges that impact schools, communities, and workplaces. UVM students in the ECLD minor gain the critical knowledge and skills necessary to work in our multicultural world. Learn more about each of the minor pathways below.

“What I like about the coursework so far is that there are opportunities with the classes to go into the field and work with different organizations, such as the King Street Center and Parent University, to see this information we are learning in a real-life context.” – Jordan Kerr ('19)

Benefits and Outcomes for Students

  • Enhanced cross-cultural communication skills and culturally responsive practices
  • Experience working with diverse, multicultural communities
  • Exploration of language delivery models
  • Awareness of the intersection of immigration and educational policies
  • Understanding of migration and transnationalism

Two Pathways (Course Sequences)

Pathway 1 (for Education majors)

This pathway is for Education majors pursuing an additional certification/endorsement in their licensure program to work with English language learner students (ELLs) in PreK through grade 12.

Education majors in Pathway 1 will learn to:

  • address cultural and language learning needs of students
  • create culturally responsive lessons and curriculum
  • assess language and content for ELL students
  • understand distinction between language-based disabilities and language needs
  • navigate state policies and program planning for ELL students
Required Courses (21 credits including Practicum)
  • EDTE 056 (D1) Language Policy, Race, & School
  • EDTE 102/202* Bilingual Education & Policy
  • EDTE 201 Teaching English Language Learners
  • EDTE 205 Home, School, & Community Collaboration
  • LING 080 Introduction to Linguistics (pre-requisite for Linguistic courses in this course sequence)
  • LING 170 TESOL & Applied Linguistics — or — LING 177 Second Language Acquisition
  • EDTE 295 Practicum for working with English Language Learners (at local school)

*Undergraduate students take EDTE 102; graduate students take EDTE 202.

Pathway 2 (for all UVM majors)

This pathway is for all UVM majors who want to develop competency working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in a variety of professional and community settings.

Core Courses (9 credits)
  • EDTE 056 (D1) Language Policy, Race, & School
  • EDTE 102/202* Bilingual Education & Policy
  • EDTE 205 Home, School, & Community Collaboration

*Undergraduate students take EDTE 102; graduate students take EDTE 202.

Elective Courses (9 credits)

1 course must be at the 100 level or above

  • ANTH 021 (D2:SU) Cultural Anthropology (pre-requisite for Anthropology courses in this course sequence)
  • ANTH 040 Parenting and Childhood
  • ANTH 095 Food and Culture
  • ANTH 174 D2 Culture, Health, & Healing
  • CDAE 295 Multicultural Leadership
  • CSD 020 Intro to Disordered Communication
  • CSD 094 Development of Spoken Language
  • EDHE 050 Bullying, Discrimination, and Youth Violence Prevention
  • EDSP 224 Meeting the Instructional Needs of All Learners
  • EDTE 057 Citizenship and Education in the U.S.
  • GEOG 272 Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism
  • HDFS 005 Human Development
  • HDFS 060 Family Context of Development
  • LING 080 Introduction to Linguistics (Pre-requisite for Linguistic courses in this course sequence)
  • LING 095 Linguistic Diversity in the U.S.
  • LING 176 (D1) African American English
  • LING 177 Second Language Acquisition
  • SOC 019 D1 Race Relations in the U.S.
  • SWSS 055 Working with Refugees

ECLD Brochure 2017

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Application for ECLD Minor

*Deadlines to apply are November 1 for spring semester, and March 15 for fall semester.
 

Did you know?

  • Immigrants and their U.S.-born children number approximately 81 million people, or 26% of the population.
  • English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest-growing student population in the country.

Want to Learn More?

EMAIL
cessstsv@uvm.edu

TelephonePHONE
802-656-1411 or 656-3468