While not all M.A.T. program students will choose to train or work in EL schools, the core practices of EL Education are readily transferable to a wide range of educational settings. Centered on excellence in curriculum, instruction, culture and character, assessment and leadership, these core practices are key to successful teaching in any classroom environment. They are also highly valued by all schools seeking teachers who can make a unique and positive contribution. Teachers who can apply EL research-based practices have a significant advantage in the education job market, and are better-prepared to meet the challenges of teaching in diverse communities.