English language learners present special challenges for teachers in today’s classrooms. A successful ELL teacher learns to balance the language learning needs of the students with the appropriate content. The knowledge and skills students gain in ELL classes positively affect their lives at school and home. As the diversity of the United States increases, so too does the need for teachers of second language learners.
This program does not prepare students for primary endorsement for licensure.
Who Should Enroll
- Interested students enrolled in the Curry School of Education Five-Year BA/MT or PGMT Program
- Licensed teachers (or those who meet requirements for provisional or alternate licensing) who are available to take courses on Grounds
Other on-Grounds ESL/EFL training:
TESOL Certificate. This program is designed for students in the college who want to work with adult English language learners or to teach English abroad. The 15-hour program is provided through the University's Linguistics Department and The Center for American English Language and Culture (CAELC).