M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction - Teaching English Language Learners
Candidates choosing the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) concentration will become more proficient in working with the growing student population for whom English is a second or third language, as well as those professionals who work with children and young adults who are English Language Learners. The program assists teachers and other school professionals in developing the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for effective expertise in bilingual teaching, learning, and assessment within K-12 education. This program will also benefit reading specialists and special educators.
Program of Study
The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) is a 36 credit program.
|Program Core (21 credits)
||Creative, Thinking, Collaboration, & Educational Change
||Philosophy, History of Education & Curriculum Theories
||Race, Class & Gender in Education
||Seminar in Educational Technologies
||Theory & Research on Teaching & Educational Leadership
|Teaching English Language Learners (15 credits)
||Second Language Development Theory and Practice
||Language, Literacy, and Culture
||Methods for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
||Foundations of Literacy Instruction
||Assessments in Bilingual and Second Language Education Literacy
This program may be taken part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years). Part-time offers a self-paced opportunity to complete requirements over a longer period of time with courses delivered at times of the day that are convenient to full-time work schedules.
Successful candidates will receive the Master of Art in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teaching English Language Learners. After completing the TELL, an individual with Maryland teaching certification can seek additional ESOL endorsement by completing the Praxis II test.