Teach native English speakers and English language learners.
Nationwide, three out of four classrooms now have English language learner students. With this dual-license program, you can be ready for today's multilingual elementary classroom.
First, you'll study for your elementary classroom license. You’ll take courses in subject areas such as literature, math, science, and social studies. You’ll also learn curriculum design and how to teach students from a range of cultures.
Next, you'll prepare for your English as a Second Language license by studying linguistics, language, and literacy and literature. You'll also explore how to distinguish learning disabilities from language differences. Courses are activity-based, and align to national TESOL standards.
Academic and faculty advisors provide support as you move through the program.
Two student teaching experiences give you the opportunity to put your new knowledge to work. You'll finish your program with the confidence to teach in your own classroom.
And because Lesley is committed the success of all learners, you'll also gain an edge as a culturally competent teacher who can put learning and language into context.