2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Sep 23, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English-Language Learners (Grades K–12) - MS in Education


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This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.

 

 

This 30-semester-credit specialization is designed to help educators understand and support the unique needs of the rapidly growing population of English-language learners (ELLs) in K–12 classrooms. Informed by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) standards, this specialization explores the most current research, models, and practical strategies for working effectively with students whose first language is not English. Teachers learn how to adapt their instruction and materials to provide equitable and differentiated learning experiences for ELLs in regular classroom settings. Methods focus on teaching English as a second language as well as teaching content to English-language learners. This specialization also addresses ways in which teachers can enhance collaboration between ELL families and school staff members and better provide assistance and resources to meet the needs of these students.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the role of culture in language development and academic achievement into planning that supports student learning.
  2. Integrate major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the role of culture in language development and academic achievement into planning that supports student learning.

Degree Requirements


  • 30 total semester credit hours
  • Core courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 5 semesters’ enrollment

Specialization Curriculum


Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification


This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P–12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.