Teaching English Language Learners Certificate
As the school age population of children for whom English is a second or third language continues to grow, educators and other school professionals must develop the knowledge and skills necessary for effective expertise in second-language teaching, learning, and assessment at all instructional levels. Loyola University Maryland’s 15-credit Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Program of Study Certificate program is designed for the certified teacher interested in becoming 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 ELLs.
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.
Program participants will learn to:
- identify and effectively use research-based best practices in bilingual/ESOL instruction
- articulate an understanding of the evolution of ESOL programming
- articulate an understanding of second language acquisition and literacy development
- design instruction reflecting effective assessment and learning strategies
- demonstrate sensitive and innovative instruction respecting cultural differences
Students can complete the program in one year. Courses are offered at Loyola's Timonium and Columbia graduate campuses. If applying for the TELL certificate please select the Literacy online application.
Possible Career Paths
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- Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
- Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
- Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Postsecondary Education Teachers
- Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
- Special Education Teachers, Middle School
- Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
- Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
- Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
- Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
- Instructional Coordinators
Estimated Program Costs
- Program Tuition and fees: $7800.00*
- Program Books and supplies: $750.00*
- On-campus room & board: N/A
*Note: Costs for the program, including tuition, fees, books, and supplies, are estimated based on academic year 2013-14 rates. Rates are subject to change.
- Financing options: Refer to the office of financial aid website.
- Median debt for program graduates: This program begins in Summer 2013. The first possible completion date is August 2014; thus, median debt information is not yet available.
- Program length: This program is designed to take 12 months to complete.
- Percentage of graduates who completed this program in the time defined above: This program begins in Summer 2013. The first possible completion date is August 2014; thus, program completion information is not yet available.
- Job placement rate for this program: Since the job placement rate is not required by an accrediting body nor by the State of Maryland, this information is not available.
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