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This spring, current teachers and MIT teacher candidates will have the opportunity to enhance their degree with an ELL endorsement or certificate.
“The innovative program is designed to meet prospective students where they are,” says Dr. SusanEllen Bacon, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Program Director of Professional Development and Continuing Education. “We are offering an opportunity for professional who are teachers, adult educators, English instructors and special education practitioners who want 12 or 24 credit program conveniently offered on weeknights and weekends.” Thee class assignments are tailored to their personal and professional goals. For example, those seeing the ELL Endorsement, assignments will be applicable to a K-12 classroom and those seeking a certificate will be tailored to professional goals.
Current or new MIT students take nine professional development courses before they begin the MIT coursework; 12 hours will be earned toward the MIT degree. The remainder of the ELL endorsement requirements will be earned in the program. Certified classroom teachers take 24 credits at night over the course of 12 months and complete a practicum in a public school setting. Six credits can apply to the Special Education Endorsement. Those seeking a Basic Certificate (12 hours) and hold a bachelor’s degree can enroll in 12 credits that will help enhance their marketability for jobs overseas. Those who are seeking an Advanced Certificate and hold a bachelor’s degree will take all 24 credits, complete a practicum in a community setting which can help open new career opportunities both locally and internationally.
Classes begin in June and January. Click here for more information on this program.
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