Loyola Marymount University Inc (Teacher)
LMU 2017 Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute
- July 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
The LMU 2017 Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute will continue to respond to the demand for highly qualified teachers of Chinese by providing support and resources through the provision of two pathways for teacher preparation: 1) The continuing graduate-level Mandarin language credential, and 2) the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings. Pathway 1: Credential program outcomes include: 1) recruiting and admitting highly qualified K-12 Chinese language teacher candidates for entrance into the secondary or multiple subjects requirements and master's degree program; 2) Supporting Summer Institute participants in passing state testing requirements; 3) Providing 2 cohorts of teacher candidates (21 total) with 6 units of graduate-level coursework applicable to their credentials and masters. The credential program offers 110 hours of coursework, independent work and clinical practice for graduate credit. Pathway 2 is the Certificate in Teaching Chinese in Pre-K – 12 Settings with a targeted enrollment of 13 participants (5 new and 8 returning) who teach in heritage or other programs. Pathway 2 participants complete a hybrid course-series offered through LMU Extension for up to 12 continuing education units of credit (120 professional development credit hours). Upon completion of this second Summer Institute Pathway, participants will: 1) Expand knowledge of content-based Mandarin language and literacy, with a focus on the arts and movement education (Content-based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development in Mandarin); 2) Incorporate research-based practices in assessment linked to instruction (Assessment Basics and Oral Proficiency); 3) Apply new skills in content instruction in Mandarin and engage in reflection about their practices (Practicum in Teaching Mandarin); and 4) Deepen knowledge and skill in teaching Chinese grammar (Chinese Grammar Pedagogy course).