Dual Language Teacher Leadership MA

Offered: Face-to-Face with Online and Travel Abroad options

This 30-33 credit hour MA program is designed to prepare licensed early childhood, elementary and secondary teachers to be Dual Language teacher leaders. Required courses are aligned with Illinois Teaching and Leadership Standards, the National Teacher Leader Model Standards and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards; meeting the requirements of Illinois State Board of Education ESL/Bilingual Endorsement and the Teacher Leader Endorsement.  A practicum (DLTL 470) and internship capstone course (DLTL 480) develop the skills needed to continuously advocate for improving Bilingual and Dual Language programming and instructional practices.  An optional travel abroad Practicum, DLTL 470b, and a Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures for Educators, DLTL 456, are options for teachers who wish to further develop academic Spanish proficiency. The ESL/Bilingual Endorsement and the Teacher Leader Endorsement can be added to a State of Illinois teaching license upon the successful completion of the program.

Admission

Applicants for admission must possess an undergraduate degree, and an undergraduate or graduate grade point average of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. They also must hold a valid teaching certificate or license. Applicants submit a personal goals statement, two letters of recommendation and interview. Demonstration of Spanish proficiency through 6.0 college credit hours of upper-level Spanish, a bilingual endorsement, and/or Spanish teaching experience is required for admission to the program. 

Requirements

To earn the MA in Dual Language Teacher Leadership, students must complete 30-33 semester hours of course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. No grades below C may apply toward the degree, and no more than two courses with grades of C or C+ are allowed (C- grades are unacceptable). Students must complete 3 credit hours of DLTL 400 Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures for Educators – spread across 3 semesters.  Students who demonstrate mastery of Spanish with the successful completion of the ISBE Spanish language examination can waive the DLTL 400 class requirement.

DLTL 400SPANISH LANGUAGE AND HISPANIC CULTURES FOR EDUCATORS3
DLTL 410FOUNDATIONS OF BILINGUAL & DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION3
DLTL 425CRITICAL ISSUES AND INQUIRY IN BILINGUAL & DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION3
DLTL 443ACADEMIC LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE CONTENT AREAS3
DLTL 447BILITERACY PROGRAM DESIGN & DEVELPOMENT: READING, WRITING, & CROSS-LING METHODS FOR BILINGUAL TEACH3
DLTL 449EVALUATING BILINGUAL STUDENT LEARNING3
DLTL 464EXPLORING TEACHER LEADERSHIP: FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS3
DLTL 467SUPERVISION, EVALUATION, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF BILINGUAL EDUCATORS3
DLTL 470TEACHER LEADER PRACTICUM - METHODS & MATERIALS FOR TEACHING ACADEMIC SECOND LANGUAGE3
DLTL 474MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION, AND SUSTAINABILITY OF EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS3
DLTL 480INTERNSHIP: ADVOCACY FOR DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION3
Total Credit Hours33