Program Highlights & Benefits
Format and course schedule designed for working educators
Program is built upon evidence-based practices shown to be effective with English Learners
Innovative curriculum and teaching methods
Basic computer skills required, user friendly format
Highly qualified general education teachers who are interested in advancing their career and becoming prepared to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students in the general education classroom.
What You Learn
Students gain expertise in: various language acquisition theories and methods of instruction; understanding of linguistic challenges that are encountered by Culturally Linguistically Diverse students in schools; and applying linguistic concepts in educational contexts, such as, phonology, morphology, and etymology of words.
How You Learn
Fully Online: You will log into Blackboard to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and complete group activities. While there are no face-to-face meetings, some of the activities may include chats, discussion boards, recorded and/or live webinars, and various web links for viewing. You will also have a field experience and be provided an opportunity to design and deliver instruction for ELL students and consider their experiences in schools and the community.
Upon completion of the English Language Learners Endorsement, students are able to advance their career and increase their teaching opportunities. Students are prepared to teach English language learners K-12, become more effective with teaching English Language Learners in their own classrooms, or become a mentor teacher to assist other educators in effectively meeting the needs of English Language Learners.
|EDUC 350 / EDGR 549||Language Acquisition and Learning||3|
|EDUC 371 / EDGR 583||ELL Methods||3|
|EDUC 487 / EDGR 587||ELL Assessment||3|
|EDUC 488 / EDGR 588||ELL Practicum||2|
|EDUC 377 / EDGR 577||Modern Languages for the 21st Century Educator (3) or Foreign Language (4)||3 or 4|
|EDUC 428 / EDGR 528||Serving Immigrants and Multilingual Students||3|
|EDUC 386 / EDGR 586||Linguistics for Educators||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||20-21|
Some courses are offered on campus as well. This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.