Curriculum and Instruction

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.  Students choosing the 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 to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for effective expertise in bilingual teaching, learning, and assessment within K-12 education. It will also benefit reading specialists and special educators.
 

Completion Time

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.

Program Outcomes

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.