M.S. with Program Specialist Endorsement in English as a Second Language
Endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL)
Althier Lazar, Director
The ESL training program at Saint Joseph’s University is designed to prepare teachers who have a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II certificate to obtain the Pennsylvania Program Specialist-ESL endorsement. The program aims to help candidates develop theoretical understanding and pedagogical knowledge and skills that are needed in working with students who are learning English as a second language.
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of language as an integrative system.
Objective 1.1: The student will describe the components of language (phonology-the sound system; morphology-the structure of words; syntax-phrase and sentence structure; semantics-word/sentence meaning; pragmatics-the effect of context on language).
Objective 1.2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how to apply knowledge of language as an integrated system to help ELLs acquire English.
Goal 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theories, research, and practice to facilitate the acquisition of a new language. (understand and apply” instead of ‘demonstrate’)
Objective 2.1: The student will apply the theory of comprehensible input to support emergent bilinguals’ development of a new language.
Objective 2.2: The student will demonstrate an ability to create a secure, positive, and motivating learning environment for emergent bilinguals.
Goal 3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of culture in language development and academic achievement for emergent bilinguals.
Objective 3.1: The student will recognize how cultural values and beliefs shape language development.
Objective 3.2: The student will apply knowledge about the effects of racism, stereotyping, and discrimination to ESL teaching and learning.
Goal 4: The student will demonstrate understandings about the concepts, research, and best practices to plan classroom instruction for emergent bilinguals
Objective 4.1: The student will plan instruction based on the concepts, research and practices recommended for emergent bilinguals.
Objective 4.2: The student will plan learning experiences based on an assessment of students’ language proficiency and prior knowledge.
The English as a Second Language Program Specialist-ESL Endorsement Program requires 16 credits plus field experience hours
|EDU 646||Language and Culture||3|
|EDU 710||English Linguistics||3|
|EDU 712||Topics in Language Acquisition||3|
|15 hours of field experience|
|EDU 713||Method Teach English Sec Lang||3|
|EDU 713F||FE:Meth Teach English Sec Lang||0|
|EDU 714||Intnshp-ESL/Bilingual Programs (30 contact hours)||4|