Off-Campus Program: Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) @ Bishop McNamara HS Program Description
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) emphasizes language and literacy development in the preparation of teachers working with culturally and linguistically diverse students, particularly bilingual students. The program is designed for the certified teacher interested in becoming more proficient in working with the growing student population for whom English is a second or third language, as well as those professionals who work with children and young adults who are English Language Learners. Students will learn to articulate an understanding of the evolution of ESOL programming, second language acquisition, and literacy development; design instruction reflecting effective assessment and learning strategies, and demonstrate sensitive and innovative instruction respecting cultural differences. Students will also become advocates for linguistically diverse youth.