You have probably already encountered students in your classroom for whom English is a second language. The growing population of K–12 English-language learners (ELLs) in the United States presents new opportunities for schools and teachers to discover and embrace the cultural and linguistic diversity that all students bring to the classroom.
Walden’s Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Teaching English Language Learners offers you the opportunity to explore strategies that can help you meet the unique needs of ELL students in your classroom. Informed by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) standards, this specialization can help you create K–12 learning environments that are welcoming to and effective for all students.
With this specialization, you can:
- Discover strategies to identify, interpret, and assess the language proficiencies of English-language learners in the K–12 classroom.
- Learn how to adapt your current instruction techniques and course materials for these students.
- Explore ways to enhance collaboration between the families of ELL students and school staff members.
- Design learning environments that meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.