Faculty Profile – Dr. Jason Goulah



Q: What initiatives have you been working on recently?

A: Within the Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum, the most recent thing is creating undergraduate minors in bilingual education (BE) and English as a second language (ESL). We did this because non-native English speakers in the US are increasing dramatically and there aren’t enough teachers with proper training or credentials to meet the linguistic, academic and sociocultural needs of these students and their families. Moreover, teacher candidates who pursue these minors can simultaneously obtain Illinois endorsements in teaching bilingual education and/or English as a second language, which will increase their job marketability. In addition, I continue to work with public and private schools in Chicago and New York to educate teachers and write curriculum in language education. Also, I was recently invited by the Illinois State Board of Education’s Division of English Language Learning to meet and provide feedback on…

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