Education Department Minors

Bilingual Education Education English as a Second Teaching Field Literacy Education Teaching English as a Second Language

Bilingual Education Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The completion of this 20 credit minor qualifies a candidate for an Idaho Bilingual endorsement that can be added to an existing elementary or secondary teaching certificate.

Bilingual Education Minor

20 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

SPA

Upper-division (300 or 400- Level) Spanish Coursework

6

MFL-444 / EDU-444

Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice

3

MFL-445 / EDU-445

Foreign Language, ESL and Bilingual Methods

3

MFL-446 / EDU-446

Linguistics for Language Teachers

3

MFL-447 / EDU-447

Theoretical Foundations for Bilingual Education and ESL

3

MFL / EDU 494/497

Field Experience in a culturally and linguistically diverse setting

2

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish
  • Candidates will be able to describe the leading theories of language acquisition.
  • Candidates will demonstrate dispositions that are appropriate for someone with will work in K-1 2 schools.
  • Candidates will be able to describe the relationship among language, thought, and culture.

Education Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

This minor is a prerequisite for admission to the Fifth-Year and Master of Arts in Teaching programs that lead to state certification as an elementary or secondary teacher.

Candidates planning to teach at the secondary level must complete the education minor, a major that is approved as a first teaching field and a 20 credit second teaching field that meets the endorsement requirements for Idaho State Department of Education. In instances where the first and second teaching fields are in the same PEAK (e.g. chemistry and biology, math and physics, art and theater, kinesiology and health) it may be necessary for the third and fourth PEAK requirements to be met by a 15 to 20 credit individualized minor that includes courses from both of the remaining PEAK areas. The individualized minor must be approved by the chair of the Education Department and the Associate Academic Dean.

Education Minor

21 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

EDU-202

Introduction to Teaching

3

EDU-301

Foundations of Schooling

3

EDU-305

Literacy in Content Areas

3

EDU-430

Teaching in a Diverse Society

3

EDU-441

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDU-442

Teaching Exceptional Children

3

PSY-221

Educational Psychology

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Dispositions to Teach
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Candidates will be able to develop lessons appropriate to the grade level and subject/s they will teach.
  • Candidates will be able to describe effective approaches to teaching reading in content areas.

English as a Second Teaching Field Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

This minor is designed for students who are pursuing secondary teaching certification in a different field but who also would like to meet the State of Idaho's requirements for English as a "second" teaching field. The minor will qualify a candidate to add a 6-12 English endorsement to a secondary teaching certificate (see Note below).

English as a Second Teaching Field Minor

24 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

EDU/MFL/ENG-446

Linguistics for Language Teachers

3

Complete 2 courses from the following:

ENG-247

Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

ENG-347

Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

JOUR-200

Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print

3

JOUR-300

Feature Writing

3

Complete 3 credits of 200-Level Introduction to Literary Studies Courses

ENG-210 to ENG-239

See English Department Course Descriptions

3

Complete 9 credits (with 6 credits being upper division 300-Level) from the following:

ENG

One Course emphasizing American Literature

3

ENG

One Course emphasizing English Literature

3

ENG

One Course emphasizing World Literature

3

Complete 3 credits in Fine Arts from the following subject areas:

ART

Art

3

MUS

Music

3

THE

Theatre

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Candidates will demonstrate dispositions appropriate to working as an educator.

Note: Though not part of the undergraduate minor, students will need to take EDU-544 Language Arts Methods for Secondary Teachers (2 crs) as part of the internship year to qualify for the English endorsement.

Literacy Education Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The completion of this minor will allow students earning an elementary or secondary teaching certificate to add a literacy endorsement.

Literacy Education Minor

21 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

EDU-253

Language Development and Literacy

3

EDU-304

Literacy Development

3

EDU-305

Literacy in Content Areas

3

EDU-306

Writing Process and Assessment

3

EDU-350

Literature for Children and Adolescents

3

EDU-352

Diagnosis and Remediation

3

EDU-451

Practicum in Reading

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communication

Teaching English as a Second Language Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

Teaching English as a Second Language Minor

20 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

EDU-430

Teaching in a Diverse Society

3

EDU-444/MFL-444

Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice

3

EDU-445/MFL-445

Foreign Language, ESL and Bilingual Methods

3

EDU-446

Linguistics for Language Teachers

3

EDU-447

Theoretical Foundations for Bilingual Education and ESL

3

EDU

Field Experience in ESL Setting

1

SPA, FRE, GER or other MFL offering

Modern Foreign Language

4

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Candidates will be able to describe the leading theories of language acquisition.
  • Candidates will demonstrate dispositions that are appropriate for someone with will work in K-12 schools.
  • Candidates will be able to describe the relationship among language, thought, and culture.

The completion of this minor will allow students earning a teaching certificate to add an endorsement for teaching Second Language Learners (ESL).