Integrated ELD Instruction in Math

Create an integrated unit plan that incorporates English Language Development (ELD) strategies focused on academic language, vocabulary development, and listening and speaking in K-6 mathematics.

Course Description

In this course, you will learn ways to effectively integrate the California ELD (English Language Development) standards into mathematical instruction in the elementary classroom. You will begin by reviewing the language demands of mathematical instruction, as well as exploring the areas of strength and needs of English Language Learners in your school/district. 

You will then be presented with a variety of strategies to integrate language, vocabulary, speaking and listening into your K-6 mathematics instruction. At the end of this course, you will be asked to design and present an integrated ELD math unit plan that demonstrates your understanding of the instructional strategies presented in this course.

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Approximately 30 hours

Up to 6 months to complete coursework

Estimated Tuition


Ways to Learn



2 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Dedicated mentor    |    Interactive assignments

Real-world case studies   |   Authentic assessments    |    Earn graduate level professional development credits

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe how English Language Learners are affected by the increased language demands of the CCSSM both locally and statewide
  • Integrate ELD standards and K-6 mathematical practices to support English Language Learners in both language and content acquisition
  • Apply academic language and vocabulary development instructional strategies, such as explicit vocabulary instruction, word walls and journals, in mathematical instruction
  • Apply speaking and listening instructional strategies, such as the 3-Reads model and discussion frames, in mathematical instruction

Course Topics:

  • Rationale for ELD Instruction in Math
  • Integrating ELD Standards and Mathematical Practices
  • Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
  • Word Walls in the Math Classroom 
  • Writing in Math
  • Making the Case for Math Talk
  • Three-Reads Instructional Strategy
  • Sentence Frames

Who Should Enroll?

  • California PreK-6 teachers
  • California Teacher candidates
  • School administrators
  • Para-educators    

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.


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What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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