University SealCalifornia State University, Chico

School of Education


Special Education Program
Pre-Intern English Learner Modules

Puzzle PiecesThe effective instruction of English Learners is an essential component in any teachers’ preparation. This course develops within pre-interns the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to make appropriate instructional decisions for English Learners based on current knowledge and practice.  These abilities enable the intern candidate to assist each unique learner to become competent in the utilization of language in learning.

These modules prepare pre-interns to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach in a diverse classroom setting. The Special Education pre-interns develop a conceptual framework for the learning and teaching of English Learners.  These modules introduce pre-interns to the effects of prior knowledge and culture on English Learner student achievement.