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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