Program Highlights & Benefits
Blended format or 100% online
2 year completion time, including holiday breaks
Finish one course every eight weeks
No weekend classes
This degree is designed for individuals who wish to work with English Language Learners in grades K-12 and adult and college/university programs.
What You Learn
The hallmark of students who complete a program of studies in the School of Education at Holy Family University is a love of learning, a passion that manifests itself in two ways. The first is a drive for both personal and professional growth, resulting in the mastery of content to be taught and the pedagogical skills needed to create effective classrooms. The second is an affirmation of the dignity of each human person. Students take the initiative to learn about others and the diverse viewpoints they contribute to society. Their passion for learning is rooted in their deep respect for students, parents, and colleagues; a respect that prompts them to provide the kind of instruction that will maximize student achievement and challenge themselves and others to think deeply about their experiences and their learning. As a consequence, our graduates lead by example and model for their students and colleagues the intellectual and moral rigor that characterizes the very best of educators.
How You Learn
This program is offered in two different formats. There is a blended option or an online option. You will select the option that you prefer.
Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For three nights out of each 8-week course, a face-to-face class session will be held from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.
Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.
*Occasionally classes are offered in 14 week sessions over the summer-Summer courses will be completed in 6 1/2 weeks
Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Master of Education degree and will be eligible for a PA English as a Second Language Program Specialist certificate.
Master of Education in TESOL & Literacy with ESL Certification
|EDUC 578||Legal, Social & Political Issues in School/Com||3|
|EDUC 539*||Linguistics for Language Teachers (Includes 4 hours of embedded field experience.)||3|
|EDUC 546*||Second Language Acquisition (Includes 4 hours of embedded field experience.)||3|
|EDUC 547*||Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners (Includes 16 hours of embedded field experience.)||3|
|EDUC 527||Process & Pedagogy of Communication||3|
|EDUC 548*||Assessment and Program Design for ESL Students (Includes 4 hours of embedded field experience.)||3|
|EDUC 534||Literature in Second Language Classrooms||3|
|EDUC 516*||Teaching Reading and Writing to ESL Students (Includes 16 hours of embedded field experience.)||3|
|EDUC 629*||Second Language Vocabulary: Teaching, Learning and Using (Includes 16 hours of embedded field experience.)||3|
|EDUC 607||Seminar in Reading Research||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
This is only an introduction to the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.
Courses denoted with a asterisk (*) make up the ESL Certification only.