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Graduate Programs

Merrimack College

The graduate program in English Language Learners prepares candidates to serve linguistically and culturally diverse students in PreK-6 classrooms. Both the master’s degree and initial license are obtained through the 36-credit program, including a practicum experience in an ELL classroom setting.

Course Title Credits
ED 546G Foundations for ELL Education 2
ED 547G Understanding the English Language Learner: Cultural and Social Perspectives 2
ED 548G Language and Linguistics 2
ED 553G Assessment of English Language Learners: Equity in Formative and Standardized Assessment Practices & Placement 4
ED 554G Teaching Language Proficiencies to English Language Learners 2
ED 555G Teaching Reading and Writing Skills to English Language Learners 4
ED 556G Teaching Content to English Language Learners 2
ED 557G The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Student with Special Needs 2
ED 558G Literature in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom 4
ED 559G Current Issues and Trends in ELL 4
ED 572G Child Development and Language Acquisition: Theories, Issues, Practices and Research 2
ED 574G The Successful & Positive Classroom: Organization, Management & Accountability 2
ED 560G Practicum and Teaching Seminar for English Language Learners (PreK-6); 300 hours
Students must receive permission prior to enrolling in a practicum.

Students must pass all MTEL exams appropriate for the ELL Licensure to enroll in the Practicum course ED 560G.

Course work and program options are subject to change.