English Language Learners (ELL) Endorsement
English Language Learners (ELL)
Minimum expectations for this endorsement are 20 credits from a specific set of courses at Evergreen or equivalent courses at other institutions. These courses are not currently available at Evergreen, please review similar coursework taken at other institutions that cover the state's endorsement competencies for the ELL endorsement with MiT certification officer Maggie Foran. For MiT admissions purposes, another endorsement is required with this endorsement, preferably from a core content endorsement such as elementary education, middle-level humanities, or English language arts.
- Foundations of English Language Teaching - history of second language education in the United States, issues of cultural and linguistic diversity including impacts of family and community, and central issues in language acquisition research - 4 credits.
- Language Acquisition and Literacy Development - study of language as a system with an emphasis on linguistic, literacy, and content-area instructional strategies for bilingual and English language learners. Knowledge of basic interpersonal skills (BICS) and cognitive language proficiency, incorporating the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English and second language of instruction - 4 credits.
- Assessment and Content Area Instructional Strategies for English Instruction I - 6 credits.
- Assessment and Content Area Instructional Strategies for English Instruction II - 6 credits.