Education Specialist - English Second Language

If you would like to develop the skills necessary to teach English to non-English speaking students, you may be interested in the Education Specialist program in English Language Learning at Northcentral University. Learn more about the Education Specialist program in English Language Learning here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online Education Specialist program in English Language Learning exposes you to scholarly writing and methods for educational research. You can study theoretical principles of ESL instruction, second language foundations, bilingual instructional methods and ESL and ELL curriculum design. You'll also have the opportunity to learn how to assess K-12 students, support age appropriate development and work with culturally diverse student populations.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have a master's degree from an accredited institution before enrolling in the Education Specialist program in English Language Learning. You may also have a professional background in teaching and education, and should enjoy working with culturally diverse students.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 33 credits to earn the Education Specialist in English Language Learning from Northcentral University. The program includes 18 specialization credits, six foundation credits, six research methods credits and three capstone credits.

Courses for an Education Specialist in English Language Learning

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 8000 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001 Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8203:Research Methods
EDR 8204
OR
EDR 8205
Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement

Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
Specialization Courses
ESL 7001 Instructional Practices
ESL 7002Cultural Diversity
ESL 7003Evaluation of Diverse Students
ESL 7004Bilingual Instructional Methods
ESL 7005Developing Curriculum for ESL Students
ESL 7007Second Language Foundations
Capstone Course
ED 7053 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Education Specialist program in English Language Learning is designed to prepare you for opportunities developing curriculum for and teaching English to non-English speakers. Depending on your previous experience, you could pursue positions in public or private K-12 schools or businesses that require bilingual instruction.