MEd in English Language Teaching & Learning
In a globalizing and diversifying world, teaching and learning of English Language Learners (ELLs) is an integral field of study at any school of education. The demand for well-prepared ELL teachers is evident both in national and international contexts. The program provides comprehensive knowledge on English language teaching and learning, including second language acquisition theories and research, effective and innovative methods of instruction and assessment, and comprehensive knowledge about language, linguistics, language policy, and more.
Candidates will leave the program with extensive knowledge and skills to meet the needs of linguistically diverse students in multiple contexts, including mainstream and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms at the P-12 levels, ESL with adult learners in the university or community college or organization context, and English as a foreign language (EFL) in the international context.
- Complete the necessary coursework for the English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement for Illinois licensed teachers (an ESL endorsement only option is available).
- Gain extensive knowledge and skills to meet the needs of linguistically diverse students in multiple contexts.
- Complete coursework in one academic year for full-time students.
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The Teaching and Learning Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.