Degree Requirements

This Master’s in Education degree situates graduates’ preparation in the fields of Human Development (sociocultural/biological nature of development and learning) and applied linguistics (ESL/Bilingual Education/Literacy) in order to prepare informed, critical, and responsive educators and advocates for English language learners (ELL).

Master in Education (48 credits)

The degree program in Educating Non-Native English Speakers consists of two parts, 24 credits for the ELL endorsement and an additional 24 graduate credits:

ELL Endorsement (24 credits)

  • Culture, Language, and Community (3 credits)
  • Language, Literacy, and Numeracy:  Acquisition and Implications for Testing (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Diverse Needs of English Learners:  Disability and Special Considerations (3 Credits)
  • Assessing and Teaching Academic Language and Literacy in Content Area Subjects (3 Credits)
  • Assessing and Teaching Literacy for Language Learners (4 Credits)
  • Educational Practices: The Cultures of Teachers and Learners (2 Credits)
  • Advanced Diverse Needs of English Learners: Disability, Special Considerations, and Implications for Teaching (3 Credits)
  • Practicum:  English Language Learners (3 Credits)

Master's Degree Coursework (24 credits)

Part I: College of Education Core (9 credits required)

  • EDUC 5000: Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 5110: Child Development, EDUC 5120 Adolescent Psychology, or EDUC 5130 Adult Development
  • EDUC 5200: Social Justice in Professional Practice

Part II: Educating Non-Native English Speakers coursework (15 credits)

  • Cultural Development of Learners
  • Understanding English
  • Language, Literacy, and Mind
  • Educating English Language Learners
  • Capstone Action Research Project

Please note: The Educating Non-Native English Speakers master’s program is currently under consideration for suspension. We will continue to offer an English Language Learners (ELL) endorsement. Please email with any questions.