Jones International University

MEd in K-12 English as Second Language - Bilingual Ed Licensure

The MEd in K-12 ESL Education Specialist: Bilingual Education Teacher Licensure degree program prepares educators who are pursuing licensure or certification as a teacher of students who are learning English as a second language. Candidates find coursework, including student teaching, designed to augment their professional knowledge, skills and aptitude.

The CDE and CCHE recognize the high quality of JIU’s MEd preparation degrees and have designated JIU as a state-approved program of teacher and principal/administrator preparation. For most states, graduating from an approved program of preparation is an important step toward achieving educator licensure or certification.

Degree Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards (NCATE).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of the Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Teachers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of the Colorado Teaching Endorsement Standards for Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual Education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Standards (TESOL).

Who should enroll:

A pre-service teacher who is interested in ESL education; who is seeking initial teacher licensure; who holds a bachelor’s degree or higher from a four-year accepted institution of higher education; and who has completed an approved foreign language education program.

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