Dual Language Teacher Leadership MA
Offered in: Schaumburg
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.
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.
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 400||SPANISH LANGUAGE AND HISPANIC CULTURES FOR EDUCATORS||3|
|DLTL 410||FOUNDATIONS OF BILINGUAL & DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION||3|
|DLTL 425||CRITICAL ISSUES AND INQUIRY IN BILINGUAL & DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION||3|
|DLTL 443||ACADEMIC LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE CONTENT AREAS||3|
|DLTL 447||BILITERACY PROGRAM DESIGN & DEVELPOMENT: READING, WRITING, & CROSS-LING METHODS FOR BILINGUAL TEACH||3|
|DLTL 449||EVALUATING BILINGUAL STUDENT LEARNING||3|
|DLTL 464||EXPLORING TEACHER LEADERSHIP: FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS||3|
|DLTL 467||SUPERVISION, EVALUATION, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF BILINGUAL EDUCATORS||3|
|DLTL 470||TEACHER LEADER PRACTICUM - METHODS & MATERIALS FOR TEACHING ACADEMIC SECOND LANGUAGE||3|
|DLTL 474||MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION, AND SUSTAINABILITY OF EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS||3|
|DLTL 480||INTERNSHIP: ADVOCACY FOR DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION||3|
|Total Credit Hours||33|