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  1. James E. Alatis, ESL:Title VII MAT traineeships at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA

Message 1: ESL:Title VII MAT traineeships at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA

Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 10:34:17 -0500 (EST)
From: James E. Alatis <alatisjgusun.georgetown.edu>
Subject: ESL:Title VII MAT traineeships at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA

Six Bilingual Education Traineeships Available from Georgetown University
Application Deadline: January 4, 2000

Georgetown University has been awarded six Title VII traineeships under
the department of Education's Bilingual Education: Teachers and Personnel
Grants for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in English as a
Second Language and Bilingual Education. The District of Columbia Public
Schools and Arlington Public Schools in Virginia are cooperating
partners. The LEA program coordinators will also play an active role. 		

GOALS OF THIS PROJECT: 
	(1) professional development for bilingual education teachers and
other educational personnel through the Master of Arts in Teaching English
as a Second language (ESL) and Bilingual Education (BE) degree program at
Georgetown University; 
	(2) an individually-designed practicum for each grant recipient
that meets both student and LEA professional needs; 
	(3) school-based research opportunities for grant recipients to
develop their Master's Research Paper on an appropriate topic in bilingual
education or ESL; and 
	(4) professional development for bilingual education teachers in
the areas of teacher training, program administration, research and
evaluation, curriculum development, and specialized courses for teachers
in participating LEAs in such topics as applied linguistics, language
acquisition, methodology, bilingualism, and ESL. Through Georgetown
University's Department of Linguistics and the School of Summer and
Continuing Education. 	

APPLICATIONS INVITED:
Georgetown's MAT program invites applications from qualified candidates
for six Title VII traineeships, for the 2000-2001 academic year. The
traineeships cover tuition (no stipend) for Fall, Spring, and Summer
courses toward the MAT degree.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must:
(1) have competence in Spanish sufficient to successfully complete at
least 2 graduate courses in Spanish (structure, preferably) in the Spanish
language itself;
(2) agree to teach or administer in schools with large minority-student
populations for a period of time equivalent to the length of their
traineeship;
(3) be full-time students;
(4) be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
(5) meet the requirements for admissions to Georgetown's Graduate School,
Department of Linguistics, and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Preference will be given to qualified minority applicants and applicants
from historically under-represented populations.

Information about the MAT program and application forms for the Graduate
School are available on the Linguistics Department home page
at: http://www.georgetown.edu/departments/linguistics, or by contacting
Georgetown University, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Office of
Graduate Admissions, Box 571004, Washington, DC
20057-1004. Tel: 202-687-5568. http://www.georgetown.edu/grad/catalogue/admissions/admissions.html. Indicate
your interest in the above traineeship on the Graduate School application
form, and explain in detail your suitability as a candidate in your
Statement of Purpose, making clear that you accept the condition to teach
or administer in schools with large minority-student populations for a
period of time equivalent to the length of your traineeship.


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Dr. James E. Alatis
Dean Emeritus, SLL
Distinguished Professor of Linguistics and Modern Greek
Georgetown University
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