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    Jul 06, 2020  
ACE Catalog - Volume 18 
    
ACE Catalog - Volume 18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate


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Certificate Description

The graduate level certificate in English as a Second Language is intended for teachers interested in working with students who are English Language Learners. By applying current research and best practices, educators learn strategies to support students as they learn English and master subject-specific content. All courses in this certificate program can be applied to a M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education at American College of Education.

Certificate Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of language development and acquisition and cultural and linguistic diversity implement curriculum and instruction for English learners. (I)
  2. Utilize academic standards to guide the selection of content and research-based instructional strategies to deliver the content. (II, III)
  3. Develop assessment instruments, select materials, and monitor learning outcomes to enhance the academic development of English learners. (I)
  4. Establish a culturally relevant environment by incorporating evidenced-based instructional resources, materials and technology. (V, VI)
  5. Engage in ongoing learning and leadership communities to analyze data and instructional practices and conduct research to enhance understanding of new language learners and their academic and social needs. (IV, VII)

Course List (18 Semester Credits)


Education and Teaching Core Courses (3 Semester Credits)


Note


  • The English as a Second Language course sequences are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for endorsements in these areas.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website [http://www.ace.edu/admissions/programs-by-state].

Illinois Endorsements


English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for endorsement in these areas only.

Note


BL5101  and BE5101  are required for students who do not have three months experience teaching ESL.

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