2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    May 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English Language Learners (TELL), Certificate

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As the school-age population of children for whom English is a second or third language continues to grow, educators must develop the knowledge and skills necessary for effective expertise in second-language teaching, learning, and assessment at all instructional levels. Loyola's TELL certificate program is designed for education professionals interested in becoming more proficient in working with the growing student population for whom English is a second (ESOL) or third language.

The program assists educators in developing the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for effective expertise in bilingual teaching, learning, and assessment within K-12 education. It will also benefit reading specialists and special educators. Program participants learn to identify and effectively use research based, best practices in bilingual/ESOL instruction; articulate an understanding of the evolution of ESOL programming; articulate an understanding of second language acquisition and literacy development; design instruction reflecting effective assessment and learning strategies; and demonstrate sensitive and innovative instruction respecting cultural differences.

Substitute Course Options

This certificate program does not contain the provision for advance standing or transfer credits. However, if a student has taken a TELL graduate course within five years of start of program, and earned a grade of B or better, the student may substitute one graduate course by taking one of the courses listed below. This option is permissible for one course. Another course in education may be used as a substitute with the approval of the advisor.


Information regarding estimated costs, related standard occupations, and normal completion time for this program can be found here. For additional consumer information, visit www.loyola.edu/department/consumer-information.

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