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The English Language Learning (ELL) Endorsement Preparation
Program is a competency-based program that prepares already
licensed teachers to be licensed to teach in English Language Learning
(ELL) settings. All work in this degree program is online and includes
ELL content and methodology.
Focuses on the nature and role of culture and the importance of cultural groups and cultural identity.
Language Production, Theory and Acquisition
Language Production, Theory and Acquisition focuses on describing and understanding language and the development of
language. It includes the study of acquisition theory, grammar, and applied phonetics.
Theories of Second Language Acquisition and Grammar
Theories of Second Language Learning Acquisition and Grammar covers content material in applied linguistics, including
morphology, syntax, semantics, and grammar. Students will explore the role of dialect in the classroom, the connections
between language and culture, and the theories of first and second language acquisition.
Planning, Managing, and Implementing Instruction
Planning, Implementing, Managing Instruction focuses on a variety of philosophies and grade levels of English Language
Learner (ELL) instruction. It includes the study of ELL listening and speaking, ELL reading and writing, specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE), and specific issues for various grade level instruction.
Field Experience for ELL
Field Experience for ELL is the field experience component of the English Language Learning program. In this experience,
students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of observations at both elementary and secondary levels.
Additionally, a supervised teaching experience that is face-to-face with English language learners according to the
minimum time requirements of your state is required. The purpose of this course is to assess the ability of the student
including their engagement in field experience activities, ability to reflect on and then plan standards-based instruction in
ELL, and their ability to locate and effectively use resources for teaching ELL to meet the needs of their individual students.
Assessment Theory and Practice
Assessment Theory and Practice focuses on issues central to assessment in the ELL environment, including high-stakes
testing, standardized tests, placement and exit assessment, formative and summative assessments, and making
adaptations in assessments to meet the needs of ELL students.
Professional Role of the ELL Teacher
The Professional Role of the ELL Teacher focuses on issues of professionalism for the English Language Learning teacher
and leader. This includes program development, ethics, engagement in professional organizations, serving as a resource,
and ELL advocacy.
Subject Specific Pedagogy: ELL
Subject Specific Pedagogy: ELL integrates aspects of pedagogy, assessment, and professionalism in English Language
Learning (ELL). A student develops and assesses aspects of language curriculum development including second language
instruction, methods of second language assessment, and legal policy issues.
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