Florida was the first state to require Teacher Education Programs offered in schools of education to address the needs of ELLs by a standards based curriculum.
This program was initiated at Florida Atlantic University by Dr. Gloria M. Artecona-Pelaez. There was articulation and collaboration with school systems in particular M-DCPS & Broward.
ESOL Integration Curricular Models (EICM)
LULAC et Al Consent Decree (1990)
Section 231.17, 1 Note Florida Statutes
Provide prospective teachers with the instruction necessary to enable them to teach LEP students (1997-1998 academic year)
July 1, 2002 - Became Mandate for university education programs.
Methods of Teaching ESOL
Curriculum Development in ESOL
Testing & Evaluation in ESOL
Three ESOL Specific Courses
Applied Linguistics & Evaluation
Methods & Curriculum
Two ESOL Specific Courses
Comprehensive ESOL Strategies
Covers the five curricular areas
Applies to all education majors
DOE Approval for blanket coverage (META)
ESOL Issues & Strategies
In depth coverage of five curricular areas
Using two or three of the traditional ESOL courses
ESOL Specific Courses
Offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Early Childhood Education (Age 3 to Grade 3, and TESOL endorsed), Elementary Education (Grades 1-6, and TESOL endorsed), Middle School Education, Secondary Level Education and Advanced Masters programs in Reading and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Elementary Education/ESOL - B.S.Ed.
The Elementary/ESOL major is a program designed for students interested in teaching grades K-6 and leads to eligibility for State of Florida certification. It also leads to eligibility for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement.
Students are placed primarily in the Miami-Dade County Public School (M-DCPS) district. Five M-DCPS schools have been selected as Professional Development Schools (PDS). The PDS provide the ideal setting for a dynamic collaboration that transforms educational theory into practice.
Dr. Okhee Lee, University of Miami Professor
Teaching Science to English Language Learners
Science Education and Student Diversity: Synthesis and Research Agenda
by Dr. Okhee Lee‐Salwen and Dr. Aurolyn Luykx
Collaborative five year grant between University of Miami School of Education and the M-DCPS Division of Bilingual Education and World Languages
Program was designed to improve reading and language and instruction for English Language Learners (K-12).
Applied Graduate Education Model where the participants receive classroom support from two M-DCPS curriculum specialists in the practical applications of their coursework.
Eight teacher cohorts participated in the program from 2003-2008 and over 300 teachers graduated with either a Masters or Specialist degree in Reading.