Dual Certification Program in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education and Teacher of English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL), B.A.

The coursework for this program must be completed in addition to degree requirements for certification in elementary or secondary education. Candidates seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) education endorsement must be tested in oral and written English language proficiency.

These courses are organized into two phases. It is recommended that courses in Phase I be taken before courses in Phase II.

Phase I Courses
MCC 427Historical and Cultural Background of Limited English Proficient Students3
MCC 400General Linguistics & Multicultural Education3
MCC 411Theory of Language Teaching2
MCC 412Observation of English as a Second Language1
LTED XXX Literacy Education Elective (Consult with department chair or advisor.)3
Phase II Courses
MCC 455Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language3
MCC 404Phonology & Structure of American English3
MCC 403Applied Linguistics3
MCC 417Field Experience in Bilingual/Multicultural Education 13

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Multicultural program, students will be able to:

  1. Our candidates demonstrate mastery of the subject matter they plan to teach.
  2. Our candidates demonstrate their pedagogical knowledge, integrating their understanding of their pupils’ developmental levels, individual differences, learning exceptionalities, and sociocultural backgrounds.
  3. Our candidates demonstrate effective instruction, caring behavior, and reflection to improve practice.
  4. Our candidates know and value how individuals are shaped by their life experiences as mediated by factors such as social class, gender, race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, age, and social needs. Our candidates know, value, and engage in culturally responsive teaching to promote social justice, particularly in our urban areas.
  5. Our candidates are able to use appropriate technology in carrying out their professional responsibilities.