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Master’s of Science (MSEd) in Literacy and Language Education

The master’s degree options is available for:

  • graduate students who plan to obtain a master’s degree and work toward a TELL Certificate OR
  • teachers with a valid Indiana teaching license who plan to obtain a master’s degree and work toward ELL.

Applicants accepted for master’s degree study will work with their faculty advisor to tailor a program to meet both the licensure requirements and the master’s degree requirements.

There is a three-year time limit for completion of the ELL Licensure Program. This three-year time limit begins with the semester when the first required course is taken. Program completion includes: (a) completion of all course work with a passing grade, (b) completion of the e-portfolio requirement for the program, and (c) completion of the state’s content specialty test. 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.

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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 sbritsch@purdue.edu.