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April 2018 Updates

Check out some of the amazing K-12 PD opportunities below at Western Michigan University

and also the upcoming post-secondary conference by the Consortium on Graduate Communication!

Deadlines are fast approaching — April 30th  for both!

Featuring Drs. David and Yvonne Freeman

SCHECH credits available

More information and registration: www.mywmu.com/tesol

English as a Second Language (ESL) Graduate Certificate Program – OR – M.A. TESOL 

  • $10,300 in tuition funding & books for all eligible applicants
  • Only two additional classes (6 credits) required for the M.A. TESOL (30 credits total)
  • Funded by U.S. Department of Education National Professional Development ESL Grant/WMU
  • Graduates are eligible for Michigan Department of Education’s ESL Endorsement
  • Online/Hybrid classes begin July/Summer II each year
  • Deadline for applications: April 30, 2018
  • For more information, see the program flyer or visit https://wmich.edu/specialed.

M.A. in Literacy Studies

(Reading Specialist Endorsement) 

  • $4,600 in tuition scholarships for all eligible applicants
  • Online graduate (30 credit) graduate program with clinical experiences and practical applications in your own school setting (meetings with faculty are available regularly)
  • Graduates are eligible for Michigan Department of Education’s Reading Specialist Endorsement
  • Cohorts begin in the fall semester 
  • Deadline for applications: April 30, 2018
  • For more information, see the program flyer or visit https://wmich.edu/specialed.

CGC Summer Institute 2018

Emerging Identities in Graduate Communication Support

June 10-12, 2018 (Evening reception June 10)

Hosted by The University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Register now or check out their website for more information. Registration closes Monday, April 30.

The Consortium on Graduate Communication (CGC) is a multidisciplinary group looking at teaching graduate-level EAP. Their annual conference will be hosted in Ann Arbor this June, with support from the U-M-Ann Arbor ELI. This conference is lauded as being extremely practical, useful, thoughtful, and specific.

Anyone who registers is welcome to participate in a 10-minute "work in progress" sharing event, but this is not required.

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