Online Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language (ESL)

ASU's Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction: English as a second language (ESL) prepares you to teach English language learners in a variety of settings, including U.S. schools. This program caters to professionals with a wide range of roles, including both new and experienced teachers, administrators, policymakers and community workers.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

Through this program, you will gain strategies for developing ESL skills across reading, writing and listening and for involving community and families as partners. You will also leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. and context of past and current policy towards ESL.

The program teaches educators specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, knowledge of various program models and a stronger foundation in supporting ESL students' language acquisition.

Featured courses


BLE 522: Literacy/Biliteracy Development


BLE 529: Language Assessment and Evaluation of ESL/BLE Students


BLE 535: Sociolinguistic Issues in Bilingual Education


BLE 580: Practicum


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Arts in English as a Second Language have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Interpreter

Translator

Foreign language teacher

ESL administrator

Adult education teacher

Prestigious faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.

The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Prestigious faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.

The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

One of the best teachers colleges in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:

#1


Curriculum and Instruction.

#1


Instructional Media.

#2


Educational Administration.

#3


Special Education.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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