Master - Education: English Second Other Language/ESOL

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The Master of Education program in English Language Learning 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 Language Learning 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 Language Learning

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 5000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 5022 Educational Policies and Practices
ED 5001Contemporary Issues in Education
ED 5034School Community Relations
ED 5023Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
Specialization Courses
Select four courses from the following:
ED 5008 Teaching Diverse Students
ESL 5001 Foundations of Instruction for Non-English Language Background Students
ESL 5003Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Students
ESL 5005English as a Second Language
ESL 5006ESL and Bilingual Instructional Methodologies
ED 5023Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
Capstone Course
ED 6003 PK-12 Specialization 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