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English Language Learning (ELL)

Purdue offers two main applications of study in English Language Learning:

ELL Licensure

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.

  • Who it’s for: Individuals who currently hold an Indiana-based teaching license.
  • What it will do: Allow an individual to add the English Language Learning credential to their existing Indiana-based teaching license, through course completion and state testing.
  • **Students enrolled in an undergraduate program at Purdue can get started on the ELL Licensure program late in their sophomore year.

TELL Certificate

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.

  • Who it’s for: Individuals who want to earn a Graduate Certificate in English Language Learning.
  • What it will do: Bolster an individual’s understanding of working with K-12 English Language Learners while resulting in a marketable, graduate-level certificate.

Indiana Teacher of Record (TOR) Requirement

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.

Do more with your English Language Learning Education!

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)

English Language Learning (ELL)

English Language Learning Licensure Program (K-12) Leading to Licensure in English as a New Language

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.

Teaching English Language Learners K-12 Certificate Program

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.

  • Licensure Only
    For teachers who wish to add English Language Learning to a valid, Indiana instructional license
    *ELL licensure enrollment for Fall 2020 is now closed. For questions, you can fill out this survey >
  • Certificate Only
    For graduate students who want to specialize in TELL
  • ELL Concentration
    For Online master’s degree students ONLY
  • Master’s Degree
    For earning a Master’s degree with an additional license or certificate
  • Undergraduate Students
    For undergraduate students to begin work toward ELL licensure

English Language Development Course – Indiana Teacher of Record (TOR) requirement

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.

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