Language, Culture, and Curriculum
In a globalizing and diversifying world, students are learning languages across contexts, prompting a high demand for well-prepared teachers in national and international contexts. The program provides comprehensive knowledge on 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.
Participants will leave the program with extensive knowledge and skills to meet the needs of linguistically diverse students in multiple contexts, including mainstream, English as a Second Language (ESL), and bilingual classrooms at the PK-12 levels and ESL and foreign language teaching with adult learners in universities, community colleges, and community organizations.
The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.
Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.