School of Education - George Mason University

Studying a foreign language has its own momentum: The more you learn, the more you want to learn.

The Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) is a Master of Education (MEd) program in Curriculum and Instruction designed to prepare teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners in the U.S. and around the world. The TCLDEL concentrations focus on a variety of student needs with special emphasis on language learners. Whether you are entering the field of education or have been a teacher for a number of years, TCLDEL concentrations can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support learning effectively, respond to diverse learners’ needs, and create more equitable and socially just classrooms in U.S. and international contexts. TCLDEL has concentrations that lead to Virginia state licensure in ESOL, foreign languages, and elementary education as well as non-licensure options in the fields of IB and TESOL.

Initial Virginia state licensure concentrations include PK-12 Virginia state licensure to teach one of the following foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Korean, and Spanish.

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners Concentrations:

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