PUC introducing English Language Learners licensure program for K-12 teachers

Purdue University Calumet is introducing an English Language Learners (ELL) graduate level licensure program for licensed K-12 teachers.

Offered through the university’s Department of Graduate Studies in Education, the 17-credit hour, four-semester cohort program will begin in January. An online application for Graduates Studies in Education as a non-degree-seeking student must be completed and submitted with a copy of one’s initial teaching license by Dec. 15.

The program adheres to state and national standards for ENL (English as a Native Language) teachers. The curriculum includes preparation in the following areas: foundations of the fields of English as a second language and bilingual/bicultural education; foundations of second language acquisition; assessment and instruction of learners of ENL with a focus on the development of literary skills.

Courses will offer a hybrid model of face-to-face and online meetings. Other information can be obtained by contacting Professor Lynn Zimmerman at zimmerma@purduecal.edu or 219/989-2897.