College of Education

Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language (MA)

This program prepares educators to be highly effective professional decision-makers, reflective practitioners, and adaptive experts and to apply purposeful and dynamic strategies to empower all learners whose first language is other than English. Educators develop the insights, strategies, and skills to more effectively teach these school-aged children.  Coursework focuses on language and society, history and principles of the English language, second language acquisition, and assessment.  

Required
CI 560Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy3
ESL 520Language and Society3
ESL 531Second Language Acquisition3
ESL 540Reading Instruction for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners3
ESL 541Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners3
CI 587Reading across the Content Areas3
ED 513Issues and Ethics in Education3
ESL 550Assessment of English Learners3
ED 521Educational Research and Applications3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone3
Total Credits30