Master - Teaching: English Language Learning

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If you are looking for a degree program that can prepare you for a career working with students with non-English language backgrounds, you may be interested in Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in English Language Learning. Read on to find out more about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in English Language Learning program is offered completely online. It is designed for students who already have some education knowledge and are seeking graduate-level training in teaching English as a second language. In this program, you can learn how to meet the educational needs of students who have a non-English language background. Courses cover how to assess linguistically diverse students, design ELL lessons, and teach literacy skills. In addition, you can learn about oral language development and models of bilingual education. The program ends with a research project during in the program's capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an applicant to this Master of Arts in Teaching program, you should have already completed a bachelor's degree and approved teacher certification program. If you're considering the English Language Learning specialization, you should also have some language and communication skills and the desire to help others.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete 33 credits to earn Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in English Language Learning (which includes nine credits for the successful completion of the required alternative certification).

Courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in English Language Learning

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
MAT 5001 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
MAT 5002Planning and Presenting Instruction for Diverse Learners
MAT 5003Diversity, Inclusion and Exceptional Learners
MAT 5004Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
Specialization Courses
ESL 5001 Foundations of Instruction for Non-English Language Background Students
ESL 5003Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Students
ESL 5006ESL and Bilingual Instructional Methodologies
Capstone Course
MAT 5005 Capstone for Teachers

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from NCU's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in English Language Learning, you could be ready to advance your current teaching career or seek academic positions related to English language development. Positions you could pursue include:

  • ESL teacher
  • English language tutor
  • Language program designer
  • Bilingual training specialist