ESL/Bilingual Education

Interested in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students? Want to become a teacher who is prepared to address issues of equity, support multilingual families and advance opportunity for young people? Faculty in the department of Curriculum & Instruction engage teacher candidates in foundational coursework and prepare them to use research-driven methods to engage diverse learners and promote positive and equitable learning outcomes. The sequence of coursework closely aligns with clinical field experiences, preparing teacher candidates for a spring semester of student teaching.

William & Mary offers a number of pathways to become teacher and gain initial licensure with an endorsement in ESL/bilingual education, as well as an online M.A.Ed. and certificate programs for practicing teachers who wish to advance their skills in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.