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.

Program Core (21 credits)
ED 602 Learner-Centered Education
ED 608 Creative, Thinking, Collaboration, & Educational Change
ED 612 Philosophy, History of Education & Curriculum Theories
ED 659 Race, Class & Gender in Education
ET 690 Seminar in Educational Technologies
AD 776 Theory & Research on Teaching & Educational Leadership
ED 805 Capstone Seminar

Teaching English Language Learners (15 credits)
RE602 Second Language Development Theory and Practice
RE603 Language, Literacy, and Culture
RE604 Methods for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
RE510 Foundations of Literacy Instruction
RE524 Assessments in Bilingual and Second Language Education Literacy

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.