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.
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.
MA in Education with emphasis in English as a Second Language
|ESL 520*||Language and Society||3|
|ESL 531*||Second Language Acquisition||3|
|ESL 540*||Foundations for Instructional Strategies for English Learners||3|
|ESL 541*||Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners||3|
|ESL 550||Assessment of English Learners||3|
|ED 521||Educational Research & Applications||3|
|CI 587||Reading across the Content Areas||3|
|DI 538||Differentiating Instruction Across Content||3|
|ED 512||Ethical Issues for Professional Educators||3|
|ED 590||Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
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.