Professor Meléndez offers tips to help families who speak more than one language raise bilingual and bi-literate children.
The specializations will help our students respond to the growing need for professionals who understand the unique needs of diverse children.
Many schools aren’t meeting the unique needs of young children learning two languages simultaneously. Erikson is working to change this.
Lesli Maxwell interviewed Jane Fleming for an Education Week story about Fleming’s literature review of transitional chapter books and her findings of almost no Latino characters.
In January, 13 teachers celebrated the completion of their bilingual/ESL certificate program coursework. The Erikson graduates, who were based at the College of DuPage, return to their classrooms throughout Chicago’s western suburbs better prepared to meet the needs of the
Teachers of pre-k through third grade who are applying for the online certificate program in early childhood bilingual/ESL may be eligible for a special new scholarship. This special scholarship, generously funded by a private foundation, is available to teachers in
On June 10, 2010, the Board of Trustees adopted a five-year plan that sets Erikson’s sights on addressing seven critical issues in early childhood.
Mary Ann Zehr interviewed Barbara Bowman for this Education Week story about the implementation of Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL pre-K regulations.
Tara Malone interviewed Luisiana Meléndez, Barbara Bowman, and alumna Victoria Quillen for this Chicago Tribune story on Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL pre-K regulations.
Maggie Severns interviewed Luisiana Meléndez for this Early Ed Watch article about Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL regulations.
Mary Ann Zehr interviewed Luisiana Meléndez and Barbara Bowman for an Education Week article about Illinois’s new pre-K bilingual/ESL regulations.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Luisiana Meléndez for a Catalyst-Chicago story about Illinois’ new regulations for PreK bilingual and ESL education.
Special scholarships covering up to 75 percent of tuition are available for current early childhood teachers applying to the Bilingual/English as a Second Language certificate program Erikson is offering at the College of DuPage. The 18-credit-hour graduate certificate program prepares
Erikson is offering its bilingual/English as a second language certificate program at the College of DuPage, with substantial scholarships for students who enroll. The program is supported by a generous gift from the Grand Victoria Foundation.