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ESL Teacher Preparation Grants
Pre-Service and In-Service
Center for Language and Culture
Graduate School of Education
George Mason University
The goal of the ESL Teacher Preparation Grants is to help candidates obtain a Virginia license to teach English as a Second Language (PK-12), and to assume teaching positions as quickly as possible.
The pre-service and in-service cohorts complete the curriculum together, taking all classes and participating in all activities. Participants are allowed to transfer one course into the program.
PRE-SERVICE is designed for students who do not have a teaching license.
IN-SERVICE is designed for teaching professionals who seek an additional license to teach English as a Second Language.
credits) of course work for licensure. Pre-
service candidates must also complete a 6-credit internship (student teaching). In-service candidates receive their ESL endorsement upon completion of the seven courses. While only the licensure component is tuition-supported, participants can take additional coursework for a masters degree.
Each cohort will comprise approx. 15 participants. To be accepted, candidates must have the following:
*Unfortunately, the grants cannot pay for books.Funding
EDUC 537 Foundations of Multicultural Education
EDCI 516 Bilingualism and Lang Acquisition Research
EDCI 519 Methods of Teaching in Bil/ESL Settings
EDRD 615 Teaching Reading/Writing in Bil/ESL Settings
EDCI 520 Assessment in Bil/ESL Settings
LING 520 Descriptive Linguistics
EDUC 539 Human Growth and DevelopmentPre-Service Curriculum
An internship experience is required for licensure for pre-service cohort members. Two options are available to meet the needs of most individuals:
Student Teaching Internship.
One-term daytime internship in the classroom of a cooperating teacher. Intern assumes co-teaching/independent teaching responsibilities.
One-year Teaching Experience This option is available only to participants who are employed as full-time, provisionally licensed ESL teachers.
- EDUC 537 Fdns of Multicultural Ed
- EDCI 516 Bilingualism and Lang Acquisition Research
- EDCI 519 Meth. Tchg in Bil/ESL Settings
- EDRD 615 Tchg Reading/Writing in Bil/ESL Settings
- EDCI 520 Assessment in Bil/ESL Settings
- LING 520 Descriptive Linguistics
- EDCI 521 Curriculum. Dev in Bil/ESL SettingsIn-Service Curriculum
In addition to coursework, in-service participants conduct action research projects. The projects focus on challenges within their own classroom or school.
Not tuition supported
Not tuition supported
Summer courses are offered over a six week period, approximately, July 5 -Aug 12 full time (every day - 9:00-1:30pm M-F). Each class will last for two weeks.
All courses will be offered at the Arlington GMU campus, at 3401 N. Fairfax Drive. (VA Square/GMU stop on Metro Orange Line)
Passing scores for Praxis I are:
- or combined score of:532
How to Register:Praxis I (reading, writing, and mathematics) tests are offered in paper format and computer format.
Register for the paper format at www.ets.org/praxis. Test scores for the paper format are mailed in six to eight weeks.
Register for the computer format by calling Mason's testing center at (703) 993-2390, or Prometric Candidate Services at (800) 853-6773. Test scores for the computer format are mailed in three to four weeks. For a $20 fee, computer format scores are available by phone in 10-15 working days.
Praxis I Test PreparationGeorge Mason offers "Learning Plus," a diagnostic computer tutorial to help applicants prepare for the Praxis I reading, writing, and mathematics tests. For a $20 fee, up to 100 hours of practice and instruction are available on campus in the Learning Services Office. Call (703) 993-2999 for more information.
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