Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Tamara J. Williams
Teacher education programs seeking the Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation or recertification must demonstrate proficiency in Specialized Professional Associations (SPA). For this specific study, the SPA emphasized is TESOL International Association, formerly Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) which has recently updated their learning standards of English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers in accordance with CAEP. These TESOL standards are meant to prepare Teacher Candidates to work with English Learner (EL) students as well as to provide EL Strategies awareness. The purpose of this program descriptive study was to recognize one component of the Teacher Candidates' opportunities to learn and demonstrate EL Instructional Strategies in the grade level classroom. This program design study used instructor interviews, course materials, and instructional coaching data (coaching observation forms and student growth and reflection logs). The data from the study was analyzed using frequency counts to determine variation to denote significance. The findings of this study help demonstrate one teacher preparation program's attempt at including EL awareness and EL strategy preparedness for all teacher candidates.
Karpf, Andrea, "Preparing Teacher Candidates to Support English Learners in the Grade Level Classroom: A Perspective of the Opportunity to Learn and Demonstrate El Instructional Strategies" (2021). Educational Leadership Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity. 12.