Program Requirements — Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Bilingual/ESL Education

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

EDU6110 
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

EDU6030  
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).