English Language Learning PreK-12 Online Course Series

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.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) sets the requirements for licensure in ELL Education. Upon completion of the requirements, students submit their transcripts to the VDOE for review. Note that one of the required documents is a College Verification Form. Once coursework has been completed, send an email to curry-admissions@virginia.edu, requesting Curry's licensure official to complete a College Verification Form on your behalf.  Be sure to include your first/middle/last name, birthdate, and home address. Because you will not complete a practicum as part of your studies, note that the official will indicate you did not complete an approved program.  That simply signals the VDOE licensure specialist to look for an alternate method of completing that requirement.

The candidate for the add-on endorsement must have:
1. completed an approved teacher preparation program in English as a second language education; OR
2. completed the following:
    a. Graduated with a baccalaureate degree with an endorsement in a teaching area;
    b. Completed 24 hours of approved coursework in preK-12 English as a second language education that addresses specified competencies noted in section 8VAC20-22-350 of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel . Note: 6 credit hours of modern foreign language courses are required to meet endorsement requirements. The foreign language requirement may be met by validation of an undergraduate course in foreign language or by taking a basic foreign language course at a Virginia community college.

Who Should Enroll
Teachers with a current 5-year renewable Virginia teaching license who wish to add an endorsement in preK-12 ESL education.

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Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

Students interested in taking courses in this series must fill out a Permission to Enroll form; no application is needed.

Application Due Date

Students should fill out the Permission to Enroll form at least a week before the start of the desired term (spring, summer, fall). Early submission is recommended to secure spots in desired classes.

Funding Opportunities

Students are eligible for the K-12 educator discount tuition rate for the first six credits taken each semester (three credits max prior to spring 2014).

Typical Length of Study

Semester of Entry:

Any

Full or Part Time:

Part-time

Course Overview

All courses online and on a set schedule each Term as follows:

VDOE Competency Area

Course Offerings Fall Course Offerings Spring Course Offerings Summer

English Linguistics

 

EDIS 5423: English Linguistics

EDIS 5423: English Linguistics

Cross Cultural Education

EDIS 5422: Education across Cultures

 

EDIS 5422: Education across Cultures

Reading: 5 areas of Reading Instruction

EDIS 7700: Foundations of Reading Instruction

EDIS 7700: Foundations of Reading Instruction

EDIS 7700: Foundations of Reading Instruction

Reading: Reading Instruction for ELLs

EDIS 5720: Teaching Reading and Writing for ELLs

 

EDIS 5720: Teaching Reading and Writing for ELLs

Second Language  Acquisition & ESL Methods K-12

EDIS 5424: Second Language Acquisition & ESL Methods K-12

 

EDIS 5424: Second Language Acquisition & ESL Methods K-12

ESL Assessment & Curriculum Development

 

EDIS 5470: ESL Assessment and Curriculum Design

EDIS 5470: ESL Assessment and Curriculum Design

Contact Us

Natasha Heny
nam3c@virginia.edu
434-924-1380

We are always looking to improve our programs and welcome your feedback.

Locations Offered

  • Online

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