Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Language & Literacy ELL Emphasis

Online 30 major credits * 2 years

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Application Fee waived for all Graduate Cohort Programs-Use waiver code “GRADMED"

Program Highlights & Benefits

100% Online Program

2 year or less completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes

What You Learn

The M.Ed. in Language and Literacy with emphasis on ELL is designed with the following:

Area of Emphasis: Preparation of teachers of English Language Learners. This area of emphasis is for educators desiring ELL linguistics and second language acquisition basics as well as ELL methods, materials, and assessments for work in public and private schools. This degree program meets the National TESOL Standards as well as DESE ELL Standards. This program leads to Missouri ELL certification. * This certificate is not available as an initial certificate; candidates must already have an initial teaching certification.

How You Learn

Online: This is an online cohort program. There are no weekly class meetings required; instead, you will log in to the online courseroom to complete assignments, participate in discussion topics, and other online activities designed by your professor. You will finish one 3 credit course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years with built in breaks.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will earn a Master of Education with an emphasis in Language and Literacy and be eligible for Missouri ELL certification.*

Degree Requirements

English Language Learners Teacher Track

ED545Teaching Reading to Linguistically Diverse Learners3
ED546Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties3
ED652English Language Learners Practicum3
ED509Language and Culture3
ED520Special Needs in the Classroom3
ED552Linguistics for English Language Learners3
ED562Principles of Second Language Learners3
ED582Methods for Teaching English Language Learners3
ED584Curriculum for Teaching English Language Learners3
ED607Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners3
ELECTIVE[Elective will be chosen for entire cohort] 
 Total Hours:30
Please Note:

Students must demonstrate completion of coursework (or the equivalent) in Psychology/Education of the Exceptional Child as part of their bachelor’s degree program in order to meet Missouri ELL certification requirements. Students who do not meet this requirement as part of their undergraduate coursework will be required to take ED520 Special Needs in the Classroom (or the equivalent coursework from another institution) in order to be eligible for ELL certification. The above course outline is tentative and subject to change. New cohorts for this degree program form once a year and begin their coursework in the fall semester.