Teaching English Learners and Students with Special Needs (prev#: EDU-789J)

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation, Convenient Online Format

This course provides candidates with the principles and strategies for teaching English Learners and students with special needs in their CTE program. The background principles underlying the cultural, linguistic, and sociocultural context and foundation of learning will be explored.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: Teachers who need to fulfill the requirements for the Designated Subjects 3-year preliminary CTE credentials (issued after 9/1/2010)

Required Text: Making Content Comprehensible for Secondary English Learners: The SIOP Model, 3rd Edition, by Jana J. Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt and Deborah J. Short, available at Pearson.com or Amazon.com, or your local bookstore. Please have textbook on the first day of class.


Completion of Foundations of Curriculum with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X789J – 080 14 Jul 202301 Sep 2023 3 $620

Teaching English Learners and Students with Special Needs (prev#: EDU-789J)

14 Jul 202301 Sep 2023
Credit Validation
Vickie Burch

Course Dates: July 14 – September 1, 2023

Course Format: Online; Login information will be emailed to you by the first day of class.

This course is for CTE Credentials only.

Note: This course has a prerequisite requirement, Foundations of Curriculum with a grade of "C" or better. It is recommended you verify that you have met prerequisite(s) prior to enrolling. In order to be compliant with USD registration policies, contact LACOE directly at 562-922-6798 should you have questions or are seeking verification of completion of the prerequisite(s).

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation courses after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: July 14, 2023 (11:59pm PT) or until course reaches its maximum enrollment.  If so, please add yourself to the wait list.

What You Will Learn

  • Fulfill requirements for the Designated Subjects 3-year preliminary CTE credential
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand, select, modify and use appropriate instructional strategies to scaffold English Learners ability to comprehend content
  • Develop an understanding of cross-cultural factors that affect student learning and the use of related, appropriate practices that foster high achievement among students


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Mrs. Burch is an awesome instructor . Thank you so much !