Graduates of the M.Ed in TCLD will be able to understand and apply evidence-based language acquisition and second language acquisition theories along with components of structural linguistics within local contexts of teaching and learning.
Graduates of the M.Ed in TCLD will be able to understand and analyze cultural issues and critical structures in context and apply a variety of evidence-based culture and language-based models of teaching and learning emphasizing the use of students, families, and community’s cultures and languages as resources for teaching and learning.
Graduates of the M.Ed in TCLD will be able to will recognize, apply, and adapt a variety of instructional methods, strategies, and models concordant with evidence-based language acquisition and cultural models of teaching and learning (multicultural education, culturally relevant teaching, SIOP) within subject specific content areas.
Graduates of the M.Ed in TCLD will be able to will understand, apply, and adapt a variety of assessment models, instruments, or strategies (e.g., diagnostic, descriptive, evaluative, formative, summative, evaluative etc.) specific to working with English Language Learners and identify assessment biases that devalue home culture and language.
Graduates of the M.Ed in TCLD will be able to understand historical and present issues in ESOL education, recognize and apply pertinent new research trends in the field, and serve as advocates for ELLs within the school, community, state, or region.