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MA in Education - English Language Learners

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in English language learner program can help students develop the skills to address the needs of those for whom English is not the first language. Read on to learn more about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in English language learner

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants must have an accredited Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA and must fulfill the English Language Requirement.

Program Description:

Teach the whole world when you choose the English language learner specialization in conjunction with your Master of Arts in Education degree. Gain an understanding of the implications of diverse languages for student learning and achievement, as well as techniques for teaching English. The English language learner specialization focuses on addressing the needs of those for whom English is not the first language. You will study integrative strategies and methods, in addition to English syntax, grammar, and pronunciation.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in English Language Learner:

Course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Education Requirements

To be awarded the Master of Arts in Education degree, students must complete all courses with a 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

Core Requirements

  • EDU 650: Teaching, Learning, & Leading in the 21st Century (3 credits)
  • EDU 645: Learning & Assessment for the 21st Century (3 credits)
  • EDU 620: Meeting Individual Student Needs with Technology (3 credits)
  • EDU 671: Fundamentals of Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDU 639: Human Relationships & Learning in the Multicultural Environment (3 credits)
  • EDU 673: Instructional Strategies for Differentiated Teaching & Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 675: Change Leadership for the Differentiated Educational Environment (3 credits)
  • EDU 695: MAED Capstone (3 credits)

Specialization Requirements

  • EDU 629: Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 642: Understanding & Teaching English Language (3 credits)
  • EDU 643: Methods, Materials, & Technology for Learning a Second Language (3 credits)
  • EDU 659: Testing & Assessment for English Language Learners (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates from Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in English language learner program can pursue doctorate degrees in related fields. They could be eligible for enrollment in Ph.D. programs in education, language, or communication.

Career Paths:

Graduates who do not elect to pursue further graduate education can pursue a career after they graduate. Jobs may be available in education institutions, government-run organizations, or in the nonprofit sector.

Jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Teacher
  • Education administrator
  • Consultant

The Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in English language learner program is not intended to prepare students for professional licensure or certification of any kind. Students interested in seeking professional licensing or certification should research requirements before enrolling in the program.

Additionally, residents of Washington State are advised to contact both the state superintendent and their individual district as to whether this program will be endorsed.