At Concordia University, Nebraska, you can combine the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction degree, an innovative, inquiry-based program, with the coursework required by the State of Nebraska for an English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement. The combined program provides you with a solid foundation in ESL/ELL teacher training and the professional development needed to help you become a forward-thinking teacher or administrators.
The goal of this program is to provide you with an opportunity to develop a differentiated curriculum that meets the needs of diverse learners and implement best practices to help improve your students’ performance and understanding.
Our C&I courses are taught by academic professionals and educational practitioners (master teachers in the field: principals and administrators); you will learn how theory can be applied to enhance real-world skills. The C&I program's practicum-based approach starts from your very first course, applying what you learn to actual classroom settings. This supportive approach builds confidence as you gain knowledge and experience.
Learn how to teach language as a fully integrated system.
Employ techniques for integrating the English language into students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Understand ELL assessment issues, including accountability, bias, special education testing, language proficiency, and accommodations in formal testing situations.
Place ELLs in appropriate levels of instruction, reclassify ELLs, show ELL language growth, and guide ELL instruction.
Build partnerships with colleagues and students’ families, serve as community resources, and advocate for ELLs..
The next start date for Curriculum & Instruction with ESL/ELL Emphasis is Thursday, Jan 1.
Curriculum & Instruction with ESL/ELL Emphasis
With your M.Ed. from Concordia University, Nebraska, you'll be equipped to make a difference in your classroom and the lives of your students.
At Concordia, we don’t require you take tests before you start your program. The GRE and GMAT are not necessary for you to pursue your potential and get started on your degree today.
We provide you with options so you can earn your degree in the way that works best for you.