View Bill 20-21-39

Senate Bill 20-21-39

Bill ID: 20-21-39
PCC ID: 20084
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Dual Language Education
Proposed: 02/26/2021
Sponsor: Melinda Martin-Beltran and Sarah C.K. Moore, from the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Proposal: The College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership proposes to establish a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Dual Language Education. The purpose of this certificate is to offer professional development to educators who are currently certified in other content areas (such as Elementary Education or World Languages) and aspire to teach, or are in a Dual Language, Immersion, or Bilingual school (which are rapidly expanding across the country). This program would also serve administrators who may not have had formal training in dual language education. Dual language education offers an asset-based approach to educating minoritized students who often face racio-linguistic discrimination in educational contexts that prioritize English monolingualism over multililingualism. Dual language education programs aim to develop bilingualism and biliteracy, academic achievement, sociocultural competence and critical consciousness. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to increase teacher capacity and quality in bilingual, dual language, and immersion programs.
Active?Yes

Status

Status: Pending Approval
Approval(s):
MHEC Approval: Awaiting approval
Chancellor's Approval: Awaiting approval
Presidential Approval: 04/09/2021
Related Files:


History

Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 03/30/2021
Decision Date: 04/06/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
Related Files:


Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 03/23/2021
Decision Date: 03/30/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the April 6, 2021 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
Related Files:


Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 02/26/2021
Decision Date: 03/05/2021
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee discussed the proposal at its meeting on March 5, 2021. Melinda Martin-Beltran and Sarah C.K. Moore, from the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, presented the proposal and answered questions from the committee. The proposal was approved by the committee.
Next Step: SEC Review