In a climate where many institutions are shrinking programs and eliminating choices, Wesleyan Advantage, Nebraska Wesleyan’s accelerated program for working adults, is growing. Wesleyan Advantage has added one new program for educators and adjusted another for social workers.
New to Wesleyan Advantage is its graduate endorsement in teaching English language learners (ELL). This package of courses is designed both for teachers working primarily with ELL populations and for those seeking to improve their instruction for ELL students in any classroom setting.
Wesleyan Advantage has also adjusted its programming in social work. Students may now complete the entire Bachelor of Science in Social Work through night classes—a change that further accommodates the schedules of working adults.
“Wesleyan Advantage is changing and growing in ways that reflect Nebraska’s workforce,” said Melissa Green, co-director of Wesleyan Advantage in Lincoln. She said the demand for competent social workers is high in any economy. And teachers across the state recognize the increasing need for sound strategies in teaching English language learners.
In addition to its offerings in social work and education, Wesleyan Advantage provides working adults flexible and affordable programs in business administration, nursing, organizational communication and project management.