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Course SummaryThis study guide is designed to provide detailed information about cultural diversity in the classroom and the effects of this diversity on ELL instructional and program development. You can use this detailed resource to help you prepare to take the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) exam.
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About This Course
This course offers you the opportunity to learn more about cultural perspectives, contact and diversity in education. You will review strategies used to create culturally inclusive learning environments, develop curricula, involve family and the community in curriculum and instruction planning, and build intercultural communication in the classroom. After you review this course, you should have developed a stronger understanding of the following:
- Cultural variation, diversity and biases
- The effects of cultural contact in the classroom
- Educational cultural diversity in California and across the U.S.
- Cross-cultural communication practices in education
- Creating an effective culturally diverse learning environment
- Curriculum development and instructional strategies for culturally inclusive classrooms
- How to get parents and the community involved in creating culturally inclusive curriculum and instruction
About the Exam
The CTEL 3 Culture and Inclusion test is the third of three subtests that comprise the CTEL exam. This is a teacher certification exam used in California to determine a candidate's competency level of ESL content area subjects. This is the shortest of the exam's three computer-based subtests, with 40 multiple-choice questions and one essay covering two domain areas: Culture and Cultural Diversity and Their Relationship to Academic Achievement; and Culturally Inclusive Instruction. Candidates have 1.5 hours to complete the entire subtest and must achieve a score of 220 to pass the test.
CTEL 3 Culture and Inclusion Preparation & Registration
This comprehensive study guide is the only tool necessary to fully prepare to answer the questions appearing on the CTEL Culture and Inclusion subtest. Lessons cover the meaning of culture and cultural diversity; cultural contact processes in educational settings; addressing cultural differences and establishing cross-cultural communications in the classroom; inclusive practices and classroom management strategies in culturally diverse settings; and methods for developing curriculum and employing effective teaching strategies for culturally diverse students. Educational diversity trends and demographics in California and around the U.S. are also discussed. Lessons are presented in either video or text formats and can be accessed 24/7 from any device, making it easy to create a flexible study schedule. You can also print lesson transcripts for quick reference purposes. Lesson quizzes and chapter exams are useful tools you can use to measure your knowledge, identify what areas you might need to further review and make sure you're prepared to sit for the CTEL 3 subtest.
If you wish to register for this subtest or the entire CTEL exam, you must first create an account on the Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CTC) website. Online registration is available 24/7. Once your registration information and test fee payment are processed, you can then click on the 'Schedule' link on the CTC website and select your test date and site. You will receive an email from Pearson VUE, the administrator for the CTEL, confirming your scheduled test.
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