The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) with Bilingual/ESL Education includes 36 semester hours of coursework. Eighteen (18) of these semester hours are focused on curriculum and instruction. The other eighteen (18) semester hours are focused on second language acquisition and the education of English Language Learners. The Bilingual/ESL coursework includes 100 clinical hours required for the endorsements. Students start the program by enrolling in the Aurora University Bilingual/ESL endorsement, followed by the Curriculum and Instruction courses. To earn the endorsement only, students take only the 18 semester hours of Bilingual/ESL courses.
Required Courses in Bilingual/ESL Education: 18 semester hours
||Foundations for Language Minority Education (3)|
|EDU6120||Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (3)|
|EDU6130||Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs (3)|
|EDU6140||Assessment of Bilingual Students (3)|
|EDU6150||Linguistics for Teaching English Language Learners (3)|
|EDU6170||Methods and Materials for Teaching ELLs in Bilingual Programs (3)|
Required Courses in Curriculum and Instruction: 18 semester hours
||The Individual, Cognition and Learning (3)|
|EDU6040||The Learning Environment (3)|
|EDU6050||Technology in the School of the Future (3)|
|EDU6060||Scholarship Applied to Teaching (3)|
|EDU6070||Introduction to Action Research (3)|
|EDU6630||Curriculum Development and Evaluation (3)|
Note: Those earning a Bilingual Endorsement must pass a language proficiency test in the target language. The test is administered by the Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) and required by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).