Master of Education - English Language Learning

The M.Ed. in English Language Learning (ELL) is designed to provide comprehensive educator preparation for individuals with baccalaureate degrees interested in working with dual language learners (DLLs) or English language learners (ELLs) in various contexts (PreK-12; English as a Second Language with adult learners; English as a Foreign Language internationally). The M.Ed. in ELL includes coursework required for endorsements to teach ELLs in PK-12 settings. The program includes an English Language Learning or Bilingual Education track to allow students to narrow their focus of study.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program:

  • Scholars will (SW) demonstrate understanding of language as a system (phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, semantics) and develop learning experiences that support ELLs language and literacy development in all content areas (Language).
  • SW construct supportive learning environments for ELLs through application of major theories and research related to the role of culture in learning and language acquisition (Culture).
  • SW plan, implement, and manage high quality standards-based ESL and content instruction integrating evidence-based practices and technology to simultaneously develop content and language skills (Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction).
  • SW demonstrate understanding in the selection, use and interpretation of cognitive, academic, and linguistic assessments for ELLs (Assessment).
  • SW utilize historical perspectives, current policy, and advances in the research field to improve instructional practices and advocacy in the field of ELL education (Professionalism).

Career Possibilities

  • PK-12 curriculum coordinator; instructional coach (if licensed)
  • Community college instructor
  • Higher education staff
  • Community-based organizations
  • English as a second/foreign language instructor abroad or in the corporate world

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