Children with multicultural backgrounds can thrive in a school environment with the support of well-trained educational and professional staff. Gain knowledge and skills that can prepare you to work with culturally and linguistically diverse children ages 5 to 12. This concentration, offered on campus, can help you:
- Understand and implement teaching styles that integrate language, reading, math, and visual and performing arts.
- Identify the relationship between these topics and apply them to the developmental milestones within each area.
- Interpret information needed to define language learning skills and set goals and appropriate learning opportunities for children.
- Link aspects of curriculum design to historical and current perspectives on language learning and teaching.
- Analyze and use effective assessment strategies in the context of family partnerships to positively influence the culturally diverse child’s development and learning.
This concentration can help you prepare for careers such as:
- Early childhood teacher/assistant
- Director of child development programs
- Family day care provider, infant-toddler child care provider/teacher
- School-age child care provider
- Elementary school pre-teacher trainee
- Preschool and child development center administrator
- Parent educator
- Human services agency representative
- Mental health consultant
- Elementary and secondary school staff member
- Child/youth advocate in social and legal arena
- Child and family counselor
See the admission requirements.
- 125 total units