August 24, 2009



ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2009.168 – George Washington University to Offer Online Bilingual Special Education Program

George Washington University's bilingual special education online distance program is now accepting applications for an 18 credit hour graduate Certificate or a 45 credit hour MA in Bilingual Special Education. Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2009 semester.

Please contact Tara Courchaine concerning registration at taratez@gwu.edu or call (719) 660-7564.

Fall Courses:

SPED 276—Academic and Psychosocial Assessment of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student

This course focuses on the issues involved in assessment of the student who is an English Language Learner (ELL). Topics covered include defining assessment; legislative mandates; the process of determining literacy status; use of interpreters and translators; impact of culture and community in the assessment process; and the use of standardized and alternative assessments. Diagnostic issues will include those relevant to early childhood through adult populations and will also include students with special needs.

SPED 272—Strategies for Inclusion

The purpose of this course is to train teachers and supervisors to identify and implement strategies by which to successfully include second language learners in an inclusionary setting so that all teachers can more effectively assume the responsibility to serve all children in our schools.