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Use your knowledge of how people acquire a second language, your skills in general and applied linguistics, and instructional strategies in meeting the second-language needs of students with limited English proficiency to teach English as a second language.


Mostly Online

You'll complete over 80% of your coursework online.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Summer 2024

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

18 months


  • Field Experiences in School-Based Settings (EDUC646)

    Development of planning, assessment, self-assessment skills, instructional strategies, and professional dispositions. Application of information gained through observing general education, special education, EL, and other teachers and students with specific learning needs. Implementation of principles of effective instruction in the content area and grade level of licensure. Observation of teachers’ use of culturally-responsive instructional practices to incorporate students’ personal, cultural, and community assets. Application of current and emerging technologies to improve personal productivity and professional practice.

    4 credits

  • Literacy in Discipline-Specific Contexts (EDUC722)

    Analysis of knowledge of research-based skills and assessment strategies, reading processes, and instructional practices in the content area. Integration of instructional strategies to support readers with specific learning needs in K-12 settings. Implementation of reading research to develop vocabulary, academic language, fluency, orthographic knowledge, morphology, writing, and comprehension. Identification, review, and summarization of resources used for scholarly research using APA documentation.

    4 credits

  • Teacher Candidate Seminar (EDUC757)

    Strategies for managing student behaviors to maximize learning. Use of classroom teaching strategies, information about students, and collaboration with professionals in the teaching and learning environment. Demonstration of the ability to complete a teacher performance assessment to improve planning, instruction, and assessment of student learning. Development of job search tools useful for career growth. Practice professional dispositions and a code of ethics that allows proficient performance in a variety of educational contexts.

    2 credits

    Corequisite Course: EDUC775

  • Foundations of Education (TEAC521)

    Introduction to the teaching profession and focus on influences shaping education. History, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current education issues. Student mental health and impact of chemicals in student lives, families, and schools. Personal growth planning, collaboration, and connection between professional responsibilities and personal faith and values.

    2 credits

  • Educational Psychology (TEAC524)

    Identification of different approaches to K-12 students’ development, learning, performance, and critical elements needed to structure an effective learning environment. Understanding of the developmental process of language acquisition and the influence of culture on learning. Synthesis of early assessment theory and current issues. Description of theories that influence learning and behavior related to the learning environment. Integration of Christian or personal faith perspective of learning.

    4 credits

  • General Methods of Instruction (TEAC526)

    Development of effective lesson plans that include all required components. Creation of effective long-range plans, assessments, and evaluations. Design of lesson plans that integrate a variety of instructional strategies and incorporate student assets including language and culture. Description of appropriate data practices related to student assessment and progress. Planning of opportunities that utilize culturally responsive practice to engage all students and especially multilingual learners and those who have been historically marginalized.

    4 credits

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education (TEAC528)

    Identification of various groups in American communities and skills to foster culturally affirming communication and collaboration. Description of Minnesota-based American Tribal Nations and communities. Analysis of how biases, discrimination, prejudices, racism, and sexism impact student learning in the classroom and influence personal identity. Recognition of the impact school environments and practices have on the delivery of equitable education.

    4 credits