Evergreen is a great place to build a foundation for a career in education. You’ll find programs and courses that explore national, state, and local school policies; cover theories about learning and cognitive development; observe and engage in classrooms; and learn strategies for working with second language learners. Our coursework relevant to teaching English language learners (ELLs) in K-adult classrooms includes the study of multicultural education, language acquisition theory, literacy, linguistics, qualitative research, curriculum design, critical pedagogy and assessment strategies specific to Washington’s K-12 ELL Endorsement and Development standards, as well as TESOL standards (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) for adult ELLs. You will have opportunities to develop your content knowledge in specific teaching areas such as mathematics, English language arts, and the sciences, preparing you for application to a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program. Staff can provide you with guidance as you navigate the curriculum on your way to a successful and fulfilling teaching career.