Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners
(The TELL certificate does not lead to ESOL certification. After completing the TELL, an individual with Maryland teaching certification can seek additional ESOL endorsement by completing the Praxis II test. This program is designed for all professionals; the program does not require participants to have initial certification. This program is also not limited to only school based employees.)
As the school age population of children for whom English is a second or third language continues to grow, educators and other school professionals must develop the knowledge and skills necessary for effective expertise in second-language teaching, learning, and assessment at all instructional levels. Loyola University Maryland’s 15-credit Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Program of Study Certificate program is designed for the certified teacher interested in becoming more proficient in working with the growing student population for whom English is a second or third language, as well as those professionals who work with children and young adults who are ELLs.
The program assists teachers and other school professionals to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for effective expertise in bilingual teaching, learning, and assessment within K-12 education. It will also benefit reading specialists and special educators.
Program participants will learn to:
identify and effectively use research-based best practices in bilingual/ESOL instruction
articulate an understanding of the evolution of ESOL programming
articulate an understanding of second language acquisition and literacy development
design instruction reflecting effective assessment and learning strategies
demonstrate sensitive and innovative instruction respecting cultural differences
Loyola's programs in elementary and secondary education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Graduates automatically meet academic requirements for certification in Maryland and in other states with reciprocity agreements. The Teacher Preparation Improvement Plan (TPIP), submitted annually to MSDE, outlines our commitment to the preparation of future teachers, and documents the close connection between Loyola’s School of Education and Professional Development Schools in the state of Maryland.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 15
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999