Applicants who are enrolled as doctoral or master’s degree students at Purdue University.
The courses for the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) K-12 certificate post to the student’s transcript as a separate area of work; however, the certificate does not constitute teaching licensure. Course substitutions are not permitted.
The program uses an online delivery format of four courses. Each course is 8 weeks long; this means that two courses are offered consecutively each semester. Each course also requires students to complete field experiences in a K-12 classroom that enrolls English Language Learners.
There is a three-year time limit for completion of the TELL Certificate Program. This three-year time limit begins with the semester when the first required course is taken. To complete the program, students must complete all courses with a passing grade. A student who receives a grade of “D” or “F” in a licensure course may retake the course one time only; this does not change the 3-year time limit for completion of all licensure requirements.
Admission Requirements for the graduate program for any current degree-seeking graduate student enrolled at Purdue:
To complete an application file, the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Education must receive the following in addition to the admissions application:
As of January, 2016 all courses for the Graduate ELL Licensure Program, the TELL Certificate Program, and the ELL strand of the L&L master’s degree will be offered in an 8-week format only (instead of a 16-week format).
This course addresses second language instruction and subject-matter instruction in English for ELL students who are in mainstream classrooms. The purpose of this course is to provide students with information necessary to the design of materials and instructional strategies for English language learners P-12. The course considers the nature of immigrants’ experiences of a new country and school context, focuses on the current issues and techniques in instruction for students who are at the beginning or intermediate stages of English language acquisition in the school context. This course requires field experiences in schools.
Students will gain information about central concepts from descriptive and applied linguistics, applying these to analyze language and interaction between teachers and ELs for effective teaching. The major assignments for the course are two classroom observations and the planning, teaching, and evaluation of two lessons conducted with small groups of ELs. This course requires field experiences in schools.
This course focuses on knowledge about how second languages are learned and on the educational basis for second language teaching and learning. The course links English language development to teaching and learning strategies. In addition to a case study and final report, students will collaborate in small groups to create online multimedia poster presentations that summarize key points and issues. This course requires field experiences in schools.
This 4-week online summer course will provide a critical review of research and practice in language proficiency and content-area assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs) and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in K-12 education. We will explore the sociocultural dimensions of standardized testing, academic achievement, and accountability. Students will conduct critical analyses of standardized testing instruments and learn to develop alternative classroom-based language, literacy and content-area assessments appropriate for ELL and CLD students.
This course focuses on the linguistic challenges faced by English language learners in the content areas of science, language arts, mathematics, and the social studies. The course links these challenges to English language instruction and subject-matter instruction in English for ELLs who are in mainstream classrooms. The course emphasizes assessment tools designed to assess content knowledge and links these to issues of language development. This course requires field experiences in schools.
If you have questions about the content of the ELL licensure program or the TELL certificate, contact the Program Director, Dr. Susan Britsch, by email at email@example.com.
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