Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2006

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Craig Hughes

Second Committee Member

Don B. Woodcock

Third Committee Member

M. Cathrene Connery


Research was conducted in the following areas, which help support the need for a culturally and linguistically responsive curriculum for secondary biology teachers. The history of both bilingual education and science, the importance of bilingual education, a summarization of selected bilingual and ESL models, bilingual and science curriculum, supported bilingual research, standardized tests, science and ELL students, and in closing secondary bilingual research. Based on the conducted research, the curriculum was developed utilizing the late-exit bilingual model, preview/review, and the incorporation of the student's culture.