English Language Learning (ELL): Licensure and Certificate Options
English Language Learners Licensure Program (PreK-12) Leading to Licensure in English as a New Language
The English Language Learning (ELL) additional licensure program provides teachers with the professional preparation to assist English language learners in developing their English language and academic skills in pre-K through grade 12.
This program is designed for teachers who hold a current Indiana teaching license or teacher candidates who are in the process of completing an initial license but are not licensed in English as a New Language (ENL) and wish to add ENL to their current license.
The program uses an online delivery format with courses offered in different semesters to address the needs of teachers who are from diverse regions.
Teaching English Language Learners K-12 Certificate Program:
The Teaching English Language Learners K-12 Certificate (TELL) provides students who are currently enrolled in a doctoral or master’s program at Purdue University with a background in working with English Language Learners K-12. The certificate does not constitute a teaching license, but posts to the student’s transcript as a separate area of work.
Which ELL option do you need?
(a) Licensure-only: Applicants with a valid Indiana teaching license.
(b) Certificate-only: Applicants who are enrolled as doctoral or master's degree students at Purdue University.
(c) Master's Degree: Applicants with a valid Indiana teaching license but who plan to work simultaneously towards licensure and a master's degree.
Applicants accepted for master's degree study will work with their faculty advisor to tailor a program to meet both the licensure requirements and the master's degree requirements.
(d) Undergraduates: Undergraduates may begin the ELL licensure program as soon as they are officially classified as a semester 5 or higher student by the university.
Undergraduate students who do not complete the ELL licensure requirements prior to graduation must reapply through the Graduate School in order to complete the requirements as post-baccalaureate students.
Note: EDCI 37000 ("Teaching English Language Learners") is not equivalent to EDCI 51900 ("Teaching Learners of English as a New Language")
If you have questions about the content of the ELL licensure program or the TELL certificate, contact the Program Director, Dr. Susan Britsch, by email at email@example.com or by phone at (765) 494-5893.
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