Minor in Linguistic Diversity

Those students who are in the teaching program will be prepared to take the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Praxis Exam to obtain Maryland Certification in this areas. 

The Linguistic Diversity minor will prepare students to work with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals in multilingual settings. This foundation will help students to communicate and interact with multilingual learners and build on individual's strengths. Students are required to complete 18 units in course work related to multilingual learning, including one foreign language or sign language course.

ECED 460DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SETTINGS3
or ELED 357 LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM
ECED 457METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR MULTILINGUAL SETTINGS3
ELED 451ASSESSMENT OF MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS3
ELED 452LINGUISTICS AND GRAMMAR FOR MULTILINGUAL AND MONOLINGUAL LEARNERS3
Any Foreign Language or Sign Language Course3
ECED 458FIELD-BASED PRACTICUM EXPERIENCES IN CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE SETTINGS3
Total Units18