EDUC 170. Bilingual Education: Introduction to Educating English Learners. Introductory study of important themes regarding the education of English Learners. Covers the history of bilingual education; relevant legal mandates and court rulings; first and second language acquisition; linguistic development; theory and practice of effective programs; and beginning methods, materials and strategies responsive to the students' primary language and assessed levels of English proficiency. A fieldwork component involving the tutoring of an English Learner is required. Note: EDBM 170 is a prerequisite for EDBM 272, EDBM 279. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0