Earn an ELL Endorsement and a Master’s in Education Online

Our master's in education degree in Educating Non-Native English Speakers and ELL endorsement prepares the growing numbers of educators, instructional coaches and instructional leaders who serve non-native English speakers in pre-K-12 settings. In our state’s schools, students speak over 100 languages at home, and districts are seeking teachers who are able to teach these students.

By combining our popular online ELL endorsement program of 24 continuing education credits with 24 additional credits of graduate coursework, this master’s degree costs 25 percent less than our typical master’s programs.

Our program:

  • Emphasizes a sociocultural approach to the needs of English language learners
  • Imparts an understanding of how the context of learners’ experiences and the cultures that shape them affect acquisition of knowledge and language
  • Gives graduates the skills to provide primary language acquisition support to pre-K-12, non-native English-speaking students
  • Builds building-level, district, and regional leadership skills to shape the educational systems that serve ELL students
  • Prepares graduates to shape district and state policies, develop new practices to assist learners, and advocate for the needs of ELL students
  • Is appropriate to all subject areas and grade levels

Program Delivery

The degree is offered in two parts: a one-year online ELL endorsement program totaling 24 credits and 24 online graduate credits offered online through the College of Education’s Educating Non-Native English Speakers graduate program.

Because the ELL endorsement is offered through the office of Professional & Continuing  Education, students are able to take advantage of a much lower credit hour rate. This yearlong program of eight courses meets in virtual, synchronous sessions twice a week in the evenings, with additional asynchronous work required throughout the week.

The additional 24 hours of graduate credits will also be offered online, and can be completed in one year if a student takes two classes per quarter. Students have the option of taking these courses over a longer period of time.

Regular Internet access and a working computer that meets our minimum standards are required to take online courses at Seattle University.




Upcoming Online Info Sessions via Zoom

  • Tuesday, May 22 4:00-4:30 PST

RSVP for this information session here  (session link provided upon registration)