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

with emphasis in English as a Second Language

100% Online 30 major credits * 2 years

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

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

2 year completion time, including your summer and holiday breaks

Courses stress practical applications

No weekend classes


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.

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.

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.

Degree Requirements

MA in Education with emphasis in English as a Second Language

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 550Assessment 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.