Education Specialist - English Second Language

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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 as a Second Language at Northcentral University. Learn more about the Education Specialist program in English as a Second Language here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online Education Specialist program in English as a Second Language 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 as a Second Language. 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 as a Second Language 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 as a Second Language

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundation Courses
EDU 7101-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 7001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Required Methods Courses
EDU 7002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU 7003-8 Statistics I
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
ESL 7001-8 Instructional Practices
ESL 7002-8 Cultural Diversity
ESL 7003-8 Evaluation of Diverse Students
ESL 7004-8 Bilingual Instructional Methods
ESL 7005-8 Developing Curriculum for ESL Students
ESL 7007-8 Second Language Foundations
ESL 7010-8 Practicum
Capstone Course
EDU 7053-8 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Education Specialist program in English as a Second Language 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.