Master - Education: English Second Other Language/ESOL

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The Master of Education program in English Second Language/ESL at Northcentral University examines the skills needed to help prepare students for possible future careers. Read on to find more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Education program in English Second Language/ESL at Northcentral University is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the kind of teaching and language skills needed in this field. Courses will cover basic topics like foundations in graduate study, as well as more specialized topics such as teaching diverse students. You will also have the opportunity to select from a number of different electives, so as to focus more on areas where you have particular interests or talents. You will also be required to complete research capstone course in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in this program, you should have a knack for working with different languages. You should have a desire to help others learn and grow and should already have a strong education background at the time you apply. Applicants to Northcentral University's online master's degree programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours in order to graduate from the program. Those credit hours include 15 credits from required foundational courses, 12 credits from specialization courses, and three credits from a capstone course.

Courses for a Master of Education in English Second Language/ESL

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
EDU5000-8 Foundations of Graduate Study
ED5022-8 Education Policy and Practices
ED5001-8 Contemporary Issues in Education
ED5034-8 School and Community Relations
ED5023-8 Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
Specialization Courses
Select 4 additional courses from the following:
ED5008-8 Teaching Diverse Students
ED5023-8 Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organization
ESL5001-8 Foundations of Instruction for Non-English Language Background Students
ESL5003-8 Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Students
ESL5005-8 English as a Second Language
ESL5006-8 ESL and Bilingual Instructional Methods
ESL5007-8 Second Language Acquisition
ESL5008-8 Building Parent, School & Community Partnerships for ESL Students
Signature Course
ED6002-8 Action Research Capstone

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the program, you could choose to pursue a career path of your choosing. By utilizing the specialized language and teaching skills emphasized in this course, you may be able to apply to a variety of different jobs in many different environments.

Job options you may choose to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Language Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Educational Materials Designer
  • Language Program Designer
  • Daycare Worker