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Curriculum and Instruction - Heritage Languages Emphasis

Cal Poly Pomona University

12 months
8830 USD/year
8830 USD/year
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The Curriculum and Instruction - Heritage Languages Emphasis program is offered by the Cal Poly Pomona University.


Foundation study of diversity, culture, and global perspectives as they relate to education.

Among linguists, heritage language is an end-state language that is defined based on the temporal order of acquisition and, often, the language dominance in the individual.

 A heritage speaker acquires the heritage language as their first language through natural input in the home environment and acquires the majority language as a second language,[6] usually when she/he starts school and talks about different topics with people in school, or by exposure through media (written texts, internet, popular culture etc.).

Learning outcomes

 As exposure to the Curriculum and Instruction - Heritage Languages Emphasis decreases at Cal Poly Pomona University and exposure to the majority language increases, the majority language becomes the individual’s dominant language and acquisition of the heritage language changes.

 The results of these changes can be seen in divergence of the heritage language from monolingual norms in the areas of phonology, lexical knowledge (knowledge of vocabulary or words), morphology, syntax, semantics and code-switching, although mastery of the heritage language may vary from purely receptive skills in only informal spoken language to native-like fluency

Programme Structure

  • Diversity and Global Perspectives in Education
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Language and Literacy Research: Design and Application
  • Diagnosis, Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy
  • Instructional Strategies for Language and Literacy Field Sites 
  • The Psychology of Literacy
  • Sociolinguistic and Multicultural Aspects of Language and Literacy Acquisition
  • Expertise in the Design of Curriculum and Instruction
  • School, Community, and Home Relations
  • Seminar in Educational Issues 
  • Application of Knowledge: Learning and Instruction
  • Analysis, Development of Literacy Programs
  • Leadership: The Accomplished Professional Educator
  • Language, Literacy, and Human Development
  • Special Topics for Graduate Students 
  • Seminar in Current Problems and Strategies in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed an acceptable baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited or internationally recognized institution
  • Are in good academic standing at the last college of university attended
  • Have attained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter units) attempted
  • Satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate studies, which may include qualifying examinations

Tuition Fee

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    8830 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8830 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Pomona

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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