Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Frank Rossi


In the United States, there are “roughly about 54 million” people who are Hispanic or of Hispanic heritage (Hispanic or Latino Populations, 2015). Of this population, there are a substantial number of children who are enrolled in schools across the country. As these students become enrolled in school, the need to accommodate for their linguistic and academic needs is greater. The purpose of Dual Language bilingual programs is to develop students' native language, while developing their second language through language arts and content instruction in both languages. The students who part take in an effective Dual Language program are privileged to develop two languages and become culturally diverse among their peers. Many of the students exiting Dual Language programs are not receiving sufficient instruction in Spanish. This problem is causing students not to receive enough Spanish instruction to further develop their native language and not helping English dominant students learn Spanish. This capstone project investigates the need for more Spanish instruction in Dual Language programs.

FINAL Implementing more Spanish Language Arts.pptx (993 kB)
PowerPoint Presentation Implementing SLA

FINAL Implementation of Spanish Language Arts Presentation Outline DRAFT 4 Orange.docx (286 kB)
Presentation Materialsand Teacher's Guide