Gloria Park, Amanda Losiewicz, Ravyn McKee, and Jocelyn Amevuvor, from the MA TESOL program at IUP, presented “Meeting the Demands of an Increasing and Cultural Diversity: Preparing
Teachers to Teach English as an Additional Language: A Critical Look at
the US, the State, and the PASSHE” at the 2014 PASSHE Summit at Millersville University.
The presentation focused on Park’s ongoing national TESOL study and
subsequent institutional case study of IUP’s program.
The goals of the study were to identify the disciplinary departments where TESOL programs were housed, as well as curriculum and degree requirements in order to critically examine IUP’s own MA-TESOL program and further meet the needs of current and incoming students.
As a result of this study, Park proposed GCor—a graduate-level certificate program in which students complete 18 credits and are then aided with job placement overseas, with the opportunity of returning and finishing their MA in TESOL degree within two years.
Department of English