Graduate Specialization - Graduate Specialization in K-12 English as a Second Language

Program:
Graduate Specialization in K-12 English as a Second Language
Program Code:
6773 K-12 English as a Second Lang
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Specialization Graduate - Masters
Start Term:
US16
College:
College of Education
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Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
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College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Graduate Study
Graduate Specialization in K-12 English as a Second Language

The Graduate Specialization in K-12 English as a Second Language, which is administered by the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, is designed for students who aspire to become endorsed to teach English as a Second Language at the elementary and/or secondary level in a K-12 setting.

The graduate specialization is available to master’s students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Curriculum, the Master of Arts degree in Education, and the Master of Arts degree in Special Education at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the graduate specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the master’s degree.  The planned program of courses meets the content knowledge requirements set for by the Michigan Department of Education for the K-12 Endorsement in English as a Second Language (NS).

Requirements for the Graduate Specialization in K-12 English as a Second Language

Students must complete 23 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (8 credits):
LLT 846 English Structures and Functions 3
TE 892 ESL/FL Classroom Practices: K-12 Literacy Instruction 3
TE 896 ESL/FL Practicum: K-12 2
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
TE 845 Language Diversity and Literacy Instruction and Assessment 3
TE 846 Accommodating Differences in Literacy Learners 3
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
Elementary Certified Students
TE 843 Secondary Reading Assessment and Instruction 3
Secondary Certified Students
TE 842 Elementary Assessment and Instruction 3
Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requires whenever  teachers add a K-12 endorsement, they must have reading course work for both levels of certification - elementary and secondary.  It is assumed, to be in compliance with MDE standards for initial certification, that an elementary certified teacher has already had course work related to elementary reading and, likewise, secondary certified teachers have already had a course in cross-content secondary reading.  To earn the K-12 endorsement, teachers need to add the reading course that would extend their certification to include the other level.
4. One of the following courses (3 credits):
FLT 807 Foreign Language Teaching Methods 3
LLT 807 Language Teaching Methods 3
5. One of the following courses (3 credits):
FLT 808 Assessment for Foreign Language Teaching 3
LLT 808 Assessment for Language Teaching and Research 3
6. One of the following courses (3 credits):
FLT 860 Foreign Language Acquisition 3
LLT 860 Second Language Acquisition 3