Karen A. Dowling, Ph.D., Director
Kristy Ingram, Ph.D., Coordinator
The English Language Learners program is designed for the teacher who desires to work more effectively with students who are English language learners. Current educational best practices-including engaged learning, learning styles, technology integration, collegial collaboration and authentic assessment-are threaded throughout the program. The infusion of theory and practice with a diverse student population in mind is foundational for the curriculum as is consideration of the needs for 21st century learners. The program is aligned to the Indiana Content Standards for Educators English Learners (EL) standards and the TESOL P-12 Professional Teaching Standards. The program is designed for teachers who have completed an initial license. ELL Candidates are required to compete 19 graduate semester hours of coursework. The 100 hours of clinical experiences are conducted in P-12 schools and supervised by qualified personnel working within the assigned school or district.
Program Completion/Licensure requirements:
Take and pass State-required pedagogy and content exams. In Indiana, this includes the Indiana CORE Assessments. The content exam is the (019) English Learners for the English as a New Language License.
Must complete approved educator preparation program (English Language Learners at Olivet Nazarene University/ONU Global qualifies).
All master’s degree candidates must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
The following additional courses may be added to the endorsement courses, leading to a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction.A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required to complete the program.