MEd in English Language Teaching & Learning
In a globalizing and diversifying world, teaching and learning of English language learners (ELLs) is an integral field of study at any school of education. The demand for well-prepared ELL teachers is evident both in national and international contexts. The program provides comprehensive knowledge on English language teaching and learning, including second language acquisition theories and research, effective and innovative methods of instruction and assessment, and comprehensive knowledge about language, linguistics, language policy, and more.
Candidates will leave the program with extensive knowledge and skills to meet the needs of linguistically diverse students in multiple contexts, including mainstream and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms at the PK-12 levels, ESL with adult learners in the university or community college or organization context, and English as a foreign language (EFL) in the international context.
- Complete the necessary coursework for the ESL endorsement, currently available for Illinois licensed teachers.
- Gain extensive knowledge and skills to meet the needs of linguistically diverse students in multiple contexts.
- Complete coursework online from anywhere in the world, or take courses in-person on our Chicago campus.
- Engage in collaborative learning through participation in structured cohorts with other teachers of ELLs.
- Complete the degree program in less than two years by taking two courses per semester – ideal for the busy classroom teacher.
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The Teaching and Learning Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.