Academic English for English Learners in Math and Science (EL-106)

For Math and Science Teachers to Develop an Understanding of Academic Language for ELLs


Middle and High School Math and/or Science teachers or their supervisors.


Strategies for identifying and developing academic language and literacy development for English Learners in these content areas. Teachers will learn to differentiate their instruction for English learners at varied proficiency levels. This is an Extending the Learning Course - ESE Course Number EEC110.


2 six-hour sessions with 3 hours of asynchronous online coursework between sessions (15 hours total). Can be formatted flexibly to meet the needs of a district. 


15 PDPs - Fulfills requirement for 15 PDPs in English learner education for recertification


Optional 1 graduate credit


This course provides Math and Science teachers at the Middle/High School level with a deeper understanding of how to identify, analyze and develop academic language for ELLs using WIDA and other tools. Teachers will be able to apply practiced strategies to their teaching context taking into account the four language domains (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and their students' English proficiency levels. Teachers will work collaboratively with model texts, state model curriculum units and their own lessons to gain expertise in the unique features of the language of Math/Science to increase content comprehension and develop academic language and literacy skills.