Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

ESL and Bilingual Education - Bilingual, Master of Education


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The ESL graduate certificate prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. Candidates gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions for developing ESL skills across reading, writing, and listening, and for involving community and families as partners. They will also leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. Candidates will develop specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, and knowledge of various program models. They will become familiar with current research in ESL instruction, and understand how theory can be structured in classroom practice to develop the oral language and literacy skills of all students.

This program is nationally recognized by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

ESL and Bilingual Education - Bilingual, Master of Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Education in ESL and Bilingual Education - Bilingual?

Are you preparing to become a teacher in the Southwest or another multicultural area? Do you want to gain the skills necessary to serve students from different backgrounds? If so, this program can help prepare you to serve bilingual and multicultural students in the classroom.

Our degree program prepares you for a career as a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, bilingual or ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing bilingual or ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. The demand for such skills is growing across the country. You must demonstrate intermediate language proficiency in a second language if you want to teach in bilingual settings. Our program can also help you meet the Arizona Bilingual Endorsement requirements.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Bilingual classroom teacher
  • English as a second language teacher
  • Bilingual or ESL instructor support mainstream classroom or special settings
  • Curriculum specialist

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

ESL and Bilingual Education - Bilingual, Master of Education


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

ESL and Bilingual Education - Bilingual, Master of Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program of study are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to enroll in the fieldwork and capstone courses. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following courses:

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Arizona Certification/Endorsement Prepares student for Arizona Certification and/or Endorsement.
Research Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
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Purpose Statement
 
Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as dual language or immersion teacher or as a teacher responsible for providing dual language instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. Candidates gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions for developing dual language skills across reading, writing, and listening, and for involving community and families as partners. They will also leave the program with a historical perspective of bilingual education in the U.S. Candidates will develop specific skills for assessing bilingual learner proficiency, home language proficiency, content area knowledge, and knowledge of various program models. They will become familiar with current research in bilingual and ESL instruction, and understand how theory can be structured in classroom practice to develop the bilingualism and biliteracy of all students. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Candidates will:

1. Know, understand and use the major theories and research related to the structure and acquisition of language

2. Apply major theories and research to help English language learners develop language and literacy and achieve in the content area.

3. Know, understand and use major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct supportive learning environments for ELLs.

4. Know, understand and apply concepts, research and best practices to plan classroom instruction for ELLs.

5. Demonstrate understanding of issues and concepts of assessment.

6. Use a variety of standards-based language proficiency instruments to show language growth and to inform their instruction. 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

ESL and Bilingual Education - Bilingual, Master of Education


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Master's Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

ESL and Bilingual Education - Bilingual, Master of Education


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