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MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - ESOL (K-Adult)

For students who want to teach English linguistics to kids and adults, there's Concordia University -Portland's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages program. Details are below.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages

School Offering Program:

Concordia University - Portland

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who enroll in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages program at Concordia University - Portland must have previously maintained a GPA of at least 2.8. Patience and cultural sensitivity are key qualities. Applicants to Concordia University - Portland's graduate programs should have an undergraduate degree. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Concordia University - Portland's online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is designed to provide students with instructional strategies with which they can teach English to those kindergarten through adult learners for whom English isn't a native language. Through the study of topics such as intercultural communication and language acquisition processes, program learners might be able to develop an ESOL-based curriculum. Other program aspects include morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and semantics as they pertain to language teaching and learning in K-12 and adult education settings. Students might also be able to examine theories related to multicultural counseling and the building of intercultural communication skills.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

31 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Concordia University - Portland's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in ESOL

Students must earn 31 credits to be granted Concordia University - Portland's online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages degree. The program consists of core, concentration, and research courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Concordia University - Portland to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Course Requirements (12 credit hours)

  • Developing Character Through the Curriculum
  • Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • Community of Learners
  • Contemporary Educational Thought

Concentration Course Requirements (15 credit hours)

  • Strategies and Materials for Teaching English Learners
  • Linguistics
  • Language and Culture in the Classroom
  • Language Acquisition
  • Assessing English Learners

Research Course Requirements (6 credit hours)

  • Educational Research
  • Students choose one of the following capstone courses:
    • Practitioner Inquiry
    • Action Research

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education: 

Accomplishing their goal of acquiring Concordia University - Portland's online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages degree could motivate students to go for an even more advanced degree to gain further responsibilities in their careers or pursue a career as a professor. Similar doctoral programs might include coursework on second language acquisition and related research methodologies. The programs below might be of interest to graduates:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Second Language Education
  • Doctor of Education in English Language Learning

Career Paths:

Just prior or subsequent to completing Concordia University - Portland's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages program, students might have developed the necessary competencies to teach English as a second language. They might also be able to advocate and act as a liaison for their kindergarten through adult students. Job opportunities for qualified graduates might include the following:

  • ELL (English Language Learners) program director
  • Tutor for speakers of other languages
  • ESOL higher education instructor
  • ELL curriculum director
  • Adviser to international corporations or governments

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