Academic Catalog

Curriculum & Instruction: Multilingual Learner Emphasis (MEd)

Program Description

School of Education Graduate Faculty

Seattle Pacific University’s MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) provides four pathways for teachers to bolster their instructional expertise and leadership capacity. Develop your skills in educational theory, research, and best practices to enhance your ability to create culturally sustainable and inclusive learning spaces that impact the health of our schools.

Depending upon your specific professional goals and interests, there are four areas of emphasis: Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Leadership, Multilingual Learner, and Self-Designed.

The Multilingual Learner emphasis focuses primarily on equipping students with research-based practices in teaching multiple language learners (MLLs), and is aligned with WA State ELL endorsement requirements if students wish to add it. Some students may choose to complete the WA State ELL endorsement following completion of this concentration. To do so, students will complete a supervised field experience. If students choose not to seek this endorsement, they can replace the practicum with an elective.