Spend an experiential year teaching in a school while studying for your degree.
In this accelerated program, offered in collaboration with a participating urban school district, you take courses and spend an internship year at a school, finishing with a Master's degree, Initial licensure in Elementary Education (1-6), and preparation to take the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure in English as a Second Language (ESL). The program integrates ESL licensure competencies and courses with elementary instruction. EEUI scholarships are available. See scholarships page.
This course sets the foundation for creating meaningful and relevant teaching and learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Legal issues and a historical perspective are used to examine the student's civil rights and the ways that prejudice, culture, language diversity, and socioeconomic factors influence the student's academic success or lack of it within the current system and under the current policies. The cultures of the student's state are studied and used in planning and cultivating culturally responsive learning/instruction and positive cultural identity in the family and community relations. Intercultural communication at the local, national, and international level is addressed. Participants engage in self-study, write their own cultural and linguistic autobiography, identify and utilize cultural resources in the community, and plan to actively involve linguistically diverse families in the school environment.
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Expected Program Outcomes: Elementary and Creative Arts
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