Purdue offers two main applications of study in English Language Learning:
The English Language Learning (ELL) Graduate Licensure Program provides teachers with the professional preparation to assist English language learners in developing their English language and academic skills in grades K-12.
The Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) K-12 Certificate provides students with a background in working with English Language Learners K-12. The certificate does not constitute a teaching license.
The College of Education provides a fully online English Language development course to satisfy this new requirement. It can be completed in as short as 8 weeks to ensure you and your other educators are in compliance with new IDOE standards.
During or after completion of the ELL Licensure or TELL Certificate program, you have the option to matriculate into a Graduate Certificate program in Bilingual Education. Your ELL Licensure or TELL Certificate program, combined with the Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) courses, will result in 21 credit hours, roughly 2/3 of a full Master’s degree in Education.
Or you can matriculate straight into one of the following Master’s in Education degree programs. Your ELL courses will be incorporated as a concentration of your MSED curriculum.
If you are already enrolled in an MSED degree program, you may be able to add the ELL Licensure or TELL Certificate as a concentration and additional credential. Learn more about dual degree enrollment (show/hide)
Enrollment requests need to take place during the semester before the enrollment is intended to begin; however, students cannot apply for more than one enrollment at a time for a given semester. Therefore, the following conditions apply: You must begin at least the first semester of your original enrollment and then you may apply for the second enrollment; the second enrollment will go into effect starting with your second semester. However, you are not limited to requesting a second enrollment at that exact time – you may do so at any time through most of the length of your original enrollment. Your last opportunity to request a second enrollment will be the next-to-last semester of the original enrollment. If you wait until your last semester, the second enrollment won’t go into effect until the following semester, after you’ve graduated from that original enrollment. Dual enrollment requests cannot be applied retroactively.
The process of applying for a second enrollment will involve completion of a Dual Degree Request form and possible application in Slate. Please consult with your advisor or program faculty for instructions.
The English Language Learning (ELL) Graduate Licensure Program provides Indiana teachers who hold an elementary or secondary instructional license issued by the State of Indiana with the professional preparation to assist English Language Learners in developing their English language and academic skills in K through grade 12.
The Teaching English Language Learners K-12 Certificate (TELL) provides students who are currently enrolled in a doctoral or master’s program at Purdue University with a background in working with English Language Learners K-12. The certificate does not constitute a teaching license, but posts to the student’s transcript as a separate area of work.
If you wish to obtain ELL licensure or the TELL Certificate, you must first apply to your program of choice. Please note that a student cannot be admitted to two programs for the same session (i.e., master’s and certificate or licensure). Students who wish to obtain the online master’s degree with the TELL Certificate or ELL license must apply for the additional area during a different session by submitting a dual program form. If you fulfill the requirements for the ELL Concentration ONLY (i.e., completion of the 5 ELL courses) without applying for either the TELL Certificate or the ELL add-on license, the completion of the five ELL courses will be for professional development purposes only. A recommendation to licensure within or outside the State of Indiana will not be made. Receipt of the TELL Certificate requires that the student be registered at the time the certificate is awarded. Retroactive licenses and certificates cannot be issued.
The College of Education provides one of the only fully online courses to satisfy this new requirement and it can be completed in as short as 8 weeks to ensure you and your other educators are in compliance with new IDoE standards.
Our faculty are involved in a wide range of research activities and projects related to the field of mathematics education. See our list of faculty and see an overview of their research projects at the following links:
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