Capella University

MS - English Language Learning and Teaching

Help non-native English Language Learners (ELL) succeed using instructional strategies and best practices designed to eliminate achievement gaps. Capella's master's specialization in English Language Learning and Teaching was developed around national curriculum standards for English Language Learners. The course work covers such topics as ELL assessment and instruction, applied linguistics, curriculum development, cultural competence, classroom management, instructional technologies, and techniques for working collaboratively with administrators, teachers, guidance staff, and families to improve student success. The capstone course includes a 45-hour practicum that allows you to put your ELL knowledge into practice in a K-12 setting, and develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates your new capabilities. People who choose this specialization are often licensed K-12 educators who want to improve their effectiveness in teaching English Language Learners, or provide leadership in developing English language learning curricula or resources at a school, district, or state level.

This specialization is not designed to satisfy licensure requirements for K?12 public school teachers or administrators.

Review of this specialization is pending in AL, KS, KY, ND, SC, TN, WA, and WI.

New York and North Carolina residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this program.

?This specialization is not currently state-approved and will not lead to endorsement until state approval is received.?

Accreditation:

Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.

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