EDC 597: Foundations in Multilingual Learner Education for Administrators

September-December (12 weeks)
Location: Hybrid-Asynchronous Online and via Zoom on Tues. 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Course Descriptions

This course provides foundational knowledge of issues related to education for Multilingual Learners (MLLs). Participants will learn about federal and state level policies, research on language acquisition and cultural responsiveness, and evaluate district and school level practices to improve education for MLLs. All learning will be directly aligned to the Rhode Island Standards for Educational Leaders (RISEL). (Online) Pre: Currently hold a school-based leadership certification (e.g. administrator, superintendent); permission of instructor.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of participating in this course, administrators will

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of English language structures and language acquisition theories to explain how these concepts are relevant to all educators.
  2. Identify and describe personal cultural identity and biases to develop empathy, understanding, and celebration of MLLs and their families’ sociocultural context.
  3. Examine and critique the historical and political context of laws and policies that impact the education of MLLs and their families.
  4. Explore RI’s Strategic Plan for MLL Success to determine school or district-based plans for improvement.
  5. Demonstrate a deep understanding of school and district practices that impact MLLs and their families to become an Educational Leader who is an agent of change.

For more information about the content of the course, please contact
Amy Correia at correia@uri.edu

For more information about registration and payment for the course, please contact
Christine Dolan at christine@uri.edu