Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)

with emphasis in English as a Second Language

100% Online 30-33 major credits * 20 Months

Affordable Tuition

$135/mo

*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Prepare for working with children who speak a first language other than English

20 month completion time, including holiday breaks

Courses stress practical applications

An asynchronous learning environment that provides the flexibility ideal for busy educators

For

Individuals working in contemporary classroom settings. Students in the program will enhance their knowledge and ability to assist K-12 students learning needs across the content areas.

Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 licensed teachers who desire to become better prepared for working with children who speak a first language other than English.

What You Learn

The Master of Arts in Education in English as a Second Language is designed to prepare teachers to be highly effective professional decision-makers, reflective leaders, and adaptive experts and to apply purposeful and dynamic strategies to empower all learners whose first language is other than English.

How You Learn

This is an asynchronous online cohort program. Students will participate in activities through the online learning management system (Blackboard) which may include assignments, weekly discussion boards, and/or collaborate on group activities done electronically. You will take one course at a time finishing every 8 weeks. This program is designed with the working educator in mind and combines the benefits of a supportive cohort approach and a flexible learning environment.

Prerequisites

You must hold a current and valid Tier 3 or 4 Minnesota teaching license to enroll in the Master of Arts in Education program with an emphasis in English as a Second Language + K – 12 ESL Endorsement or the K – 12 ESL Endorsement Only program. Note: A passing score on the MTLE Content Exam in ESL test is required to earn the K – 12 ESL Endorsement. The endorsement is add – on to your initial teaching license.

Students not looking to obtain an additional endorsement or who do not hold a current and valid Tier 3 or 4 Minnesota teaching license may earn a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in English as a Second Language or ESL Graduate Certificate.

Career Outcomes

At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in English as a Second Language + a K – 12 ESL Endorsement.

Licensure Disclosure Statement

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states.  Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program.  Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here

Degree Requirements

MA in Education with emphasis in English as a Second Language + K–12 ESL Endorsement

CourseTitleHours
ESL 520*Language and Society3
ESL 531*Second Language Acquisition3
ESL 540*Foundations for Instructional Strategies for English Learners3
ESL 541*Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners3
ESL 550*Assessment of English Learners3
ED 521Educational Research & Applications3
CI 587Reading across the Content Areas3
DI 538Differentiating Instruction Across Content3
ED 512Ethical Issues for Professional Educators3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone3
 Total Credit Hours:30

MA in Education with emphasis in English as a Second Language

CourseTitleHours
ESL 520*Language and Society3
ESL 531*Second Language Acquisition3
ESL 540*Foundations for Instructional Strategies for English Learners 3
ESL 541*Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners3
ESL 550*Assessment of English Learners3
ED 521Educational Research & Applications3
CI 587Reading across the Content Areas3
DI 538Differentiating Instruction Across Content3
ED 512Ethical Issues for Professional Educators3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone3
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.

*Courses denoted with an asterisk are the courses required to complete the ESL Endorsement only.