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CTEL/503

Culture & Inclusion

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$700

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09 Nov 2021

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Culture & Inclusion

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course addresses culture and inclusion. Participants examine cultural concepts and perspectives, cultural diversity, cross-cultural interaction, and culturally-inclusive instruction. Cultural awareness and effective collaboration among teachers, English learners, their families, paraprofessionals, and the community to improve literacy development and learning is also explored.  In order for the University of Phoenix to issue a Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Institutional Recommendation a candidate must meet the following requirements: All coursework for certification must have been completed within the last five (5) years. Candidates must earn a grade of C or better on all coursework for certification. A candidate must complete a minimum of one CTEL course with the university. This course is only available for enrollment to residents of California.

Prerequisites

This course requires the student to have a current or expired California Teaching Credential, Single Subject, Multiple Subject, Life, Preliminary, Speech-Language Pathology or Clinical or Rehabilitative Sciences Credential with Special Class Authorization, School Nurse Services Credential with a Special Teaching Authorization in Health, Visiting Faculty Permit, Children's Center Permit (excluding emergency) or Child Development Permit (excluding Assistant and Associate Permits) that authorizes the holder to provide instruction to pupils.

You will be required to upload proof of this requirement during the checkout process.

PLEASE NOTE: The following are not appropriate prerequisite credentials or permits: Emergency Permits, Provisional Internship Permits, Short-Term Staff Permits, District Intern Credentials, University Intern Credentials, Exchange Credentials Sojourn, Certified Employee Credentials, or Services Credential without a special class authorizations.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Cultural Concepts and Perspectives

  • Define characteristics and goals of English language development programs and their supporting philosophies.
  • Examine challenges related to the education of English learners.
  • Describe various academic, emotional, and linguistic fundamentals that influence English learners.
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of various program models.
  • Analyze the factors related to English language development in special education, including gifted and talented education.

Cultural Contact

  • Examine historical and current policies that influenced the development of English language development programs.
  • Examine how the components of culture are interrelated.
  • Compare and contrast acculturation and assimilation.
  • Determine the characteristics of multicultural education.

Cultural Diversity in California and the United States

  • Define culture.
  • Evaluate the process in the development of cultural identities.
  • Identify historical and current demographic trends in California and the United States.
  • Examine the migration–immigration patterns in California.

Cross-Cultural Interaction

  • Compare and contrast prejudice and discrimination.
  • Identify characteristics associated with linguistic minority communities.
  • Examine the relationship between cultural diversity and educational achievement.
  • Summarize the historical context of linguistic minority communities.

Culturally-Inclusive Instruction

  • Evaluate the role of culture in language minority achievement.
  • Explore the role of sociocultural processes as they affect language minority achievement.
  • Explain how to take an effective role in the implementation of equity and pedagogy and empowering sociocultural structures.
  • Explore different ways to bring a global and multicultural perspective to a school or class.
  • Describe the progression from additive to transformative multicultural curriculum.

Learning in a Culturally-Inclusive Classroom Environment

  • Identify the components of a culturally and linguistically inclusive learning environment.
  • Analyze the pedagogical implications for instruction of English learners in a culturally and linguistically inclusive classroom.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to select culturally responsive, age-appropriate, and linguistically accessible materials.
  • Apply strategies for modifying age- and grade-level appropriate materials and resources.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the important issues and challenges faced by culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
  • Apply strategies for providing opportunities for positive interactions among culturally diverse students.

Sociocultural Factors in the Classroom

  • Explore sociocultural factors in the classroom, including cultural stereotypes, attitudes, acculturation, and classroom culture.
  • Identify the relationship between language and culture, and its impact on English learner instruction in alternative language service programs.
  • Examine the pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies that promote sociocultural development.
  • Describe the benefits of scaffolding for biliteracy development.
  • Identify cultural concepts and perspectives within the classroom.

Parental and Community Involvement

  • Synthesize research implications for effective parental and community involvement.
  • Apply research findings to enhance parental and community involvement.
  • Identify characteristics associated with diverse educational and work communities.
  • Describe the benefits of parent and community involvement for biliteracy development.
  • Describe role, purpose, and types of parental and community involvement with literacy.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.