M.Ed. in English Language Acquisition and Development

$250.00 on the 10th of each month for 6 months

$17,428 NOW $13,952

Days of Week:
Online
Program Begins:
September 3, 2019
Meeting Times:
Online
College:
Sierra Nevada College
4300 E. Sunset Rd., Ste. E1
Henderson, NV 89014
*All fees included except a $50 SNC application fee. The college normally charges $518 per credit. By enrolling through CTE you save $3,336!

 

First payment: August 10, 2019

Description

M.Ed. in English Language Acquisition and Development (31 Credits)


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• Financial aid is available for this program. You may apply for financial aid through https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
• CTE is responsible to collect a $1,500 implementation fee for this program. This fee is included in the program price. Over 6 months, a credit/debit card payment of $250 will be collected on the 10th of every month. The first payment will begin on September 10, 2019.
• Tuition and SNC fees will be paid directly to Sierra Nevada College (SNC) using financial aid or SNC’s monthly payment option. SNC’s monthly payment plan will begin in September.
• Students may choose to pay in full or a monthly payment plan to pay for their tuition and SNC fees each semester. If you prefer to use SNC’s monthly payment plan please email contactus@ctenow.com for more information.
*All fees are included in the program cost except a $50 SNC application fee. The total cost is based on 6 semesters for program completion and will vary depending on program completion. Tuition may increase annually (3% on average).

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Program begins: September 3, 2019
Program ends: TBA

This is a six (6) semester program that may be completed within 2 years.


Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada is a four-year private liberal arts college with graduate programs in teaching and leadership in Incline Village, Reno, and Las Vegas/Henderson. Sierra Nevada College was founded in 1969 and is regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Why Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is the right choice for your Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?

• SNC is an approved Institution of Higher Education by the Nevada Department of Education (NV DOE) to be a teacher preparation program provider.

• 1 credit earned at SNC equates to 8 CUs. Thus, a 3-credit course = 24 Contact Units (CUs). A minimum of 225 CUs is needed for column movement.

• Non-approved Institutions of Higher Education earn 5 CUs per 1 semester credit. Therefore, a 3-credit course (non-approved) = 15 CUs

• Completion of this 31-graduate credit Masters program = 248 CUs

The online Master of Education in English Language Acquisition and Development (ELAD) degree program meets the licensure requirements in Nevada to receive an endorsement as a Specialist in English Language Acquisition and Development (ELAD) if the teacher has three prior years of successful teaching experience. This 31-credit, 11 course program helps graduates expand their knowledge for teaching, administrative and content development education positions in schools, universities/colleges and/or private language schools worldwide.
Explore the core concepts of how language is structured and acquired.
Develop effective assessment tools to diagnose your students’ individual needs and strengths.
Learn teaching methods and curriculum adapted to the learning styles and cultures of non-native English speakers.
Gain a better understanding of the cultural influences and linguistic diversity at play in your classroom.
Foster academic success for all your students.
Prerequisite: Open to all. Carefully compare courses within this program to those courses you have previously taken. Repeating the same course will prevent you from advancing.
Please note: Courses will be offered based on enrollments. A minimum of 8 students is required for a course to be offered.
The following fees have already been included in your program cost: Students are required to pay $300 Practicum Fee for course ELAD 590, and a $155 universal fee (per semester).

ELAD 461/561 Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course addresses factors that may influence and affect the academic performance of English language learners. Traditional, as well as current strategies for individual and group assessment will be examined. Assessment of discrete language skills will be considered. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on experiences with various authentic assessment instruments. The course will cover a glossary of terms used in assessment and language instruction for English language learners. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State ELAD endorsement requirement.
 

ELAD 462/562 Methods and Curriculum for Teaching English Language Learners
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

Frameworks and models for developing curriculum appropriate for English language learners are examined. Learning styles, aspects of culture, previous education systems and other considerations that may affect appropriate instruction and student learning are also examined. The course covers a glossary of terms used in language instruction. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State ELAD endorsement requirement.
 


ELAD 463/563 Policies, Critical Issues and Best Practices for English Language Learners in Pre-Kindergarten/Elementary Schools
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course addresses policies, critical issues and how these impact instruction for English as a second language development (ESL), and other specially designed academic instructional methods for teaching English language learners, K-12. The course touches on historical methods, theory of language acquisition, best practices models, materials, the integration of standards and the assessment of language and content area skills. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State ELAD endorsement requirement.

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ELAD 463/563 Policies, Critical Issues and Best Practices for English Language Learners in Secondary Schools
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course addresses policies, critical issues and how these impact instruction for English as a second language development (ESL), and other specially designed academic instructional methods for teaching English language learners in secondary schools. The course touches on historical methods, theory of language acquisition, best practices models, materials, the integration of standards and the assessment of language and content area skills. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State ELAD endorsement requirement.

ELAD 490/590 Practicum
(1 Graduate Credit/8 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

A twenty-five hour field experience in the classroom to promote the integration of ELAD methods and to link educational theory to practice. The course instructor will highlight elements of the course and direct students with the assignments and activities in the practicum classroom setting experience. Course topics include techniques and strategies for improving English language learners’ listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills, the role of the teacher, the needs of the learner, language testing and assessment, materials design, use of new technology in language teaching, and the development of lesson plans, including the selection and uses of texts and other materials. The course uses multiple constructivist techniques and strategies of instruction. This field experience will promote engagement with English language learners. Students are expected to engage in reading, research, class discussion, written reflection and self-evaluation through dialogue, group projects and field work.
 

ELAD 464/564 Language Acquisition Theory and Development Practices
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course addresses the history and structure of language focusing on theories of first and second language acquisition, universals and differences in language structure and usage. The course covers a glossary of terms used in language instruction. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State ELAD endorsement requirement.
 

ELAD 550 Technology and English Language Acquisition and Development
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

Exploration of the role of technology in second language teaching. This course examines attributes of effective technology-enhanced language learning environments and their relationship to second language acquisition theories and constructs. Focus on research and best practices for using technology to support second language teaching.
 

ELAD 560 Language, Culture and Society
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

Investigates the meanings of language, culture and society and the interrelationship among them. Examines the role and impact of language and culture within the public education setting, particularly from the public school administrators’ and teachers’ viewpoints. Explores concerns directly related to the nature, quality, and future of English-as-a-Second Language programs.
 

ELAD 565 Current Issues and Trends in English Language Acquisition and Development
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course introduces prospective students to theories of organizational behavior and practices of managing and leading people within the context of the school organization. Students also examine high-impact principles and practices as they may relate to the forces reshaping our society and our schools. The course will address topics such as values-based behavior [courage, trust, ethics], professional code, power and authority, individual motivation, cohesion, team and group effectiveness, crisis leadership organizational models, characteristics of leadership, change systems, vision development and school design. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the ISLLC Standards.
 

ELAD 570 Foundations of Education in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course equips students with the knowledge, skills, and cultural competencies that enable them to facilitate learning among students from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity at an individual and societal level and to raise their own sensitivity to issues that affect diverse cultural and linguistic groups. Students will be able to explore and analyze the issues of language, culture, ethnicity, racism, diversity, and multicultural education. It also enhances students’ ability to develop culturally responsive lesson plans that include strategies for teaching and assessing English language learners. Students are expected to engage in reading, research, class discussion, written reflection and self-evaluation.
 

ELAD 571 Sociolinguistics and English Language Acquisition and Development
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

Introduction to the theories and principles of sociolinguistic studies. Examination of the relationship between social, cultural and linguistic factors that determine language use and variation in society. Focus on speech communities, dialects, gender, social class and multiculturalism. Students gain experience with using research to guide practice by examining studies and providing an analysis of the findings in relation to their own teaching practices.
 

ELAD 599 Educational Research
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

Research conducted considers a current challenge related to teaching English language learners or a specific challenge pertinent to educational leadership in relation to English language learners and how this might be addressed.