May 21, 2022
The coursework of the M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education program addresses the needs of teachers interested in working with linguistically and culturally diverse non-native English speakers. Students will study theories of language acquisition, cultural implications, strategies that promote cultural understanding, and teaching practices that meet the needs of English language learners. The program content is aligned to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: English as a New Language.
- Apply in-depth, research-supported knowledge of language development and acquisition and cultural and linguistic diversity to design and implement curriculum and instruction for English learners.
- Utilize academic theory, standards, and frameworks to guide the selection of content, delivery of evidence-based instruction, enhancement of critical thinking and inquiry, and the development of original research.
- Develop assessment instruments, select materials, and monitor learning outcomes to enhance the academic development of English learners.
- Establish a culturally relevant environment by incorporating evidenced-based instructional resources, materials, and technology.
- Demonstrate multiple ways to establish and maintain partnerships among school, family, and community, and advocate for the academic and social growth of English learners.
- Engage in ongoing learning and leadership communities to analyze data and instructional practices and conduct research to enhance understanding of new language learners and their academic and social needs across diverse settings.
The mission of the M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual education is to provide students with a working knowledge of the theories of language acquisition, the cultural implications of second language acquisition, the strategies that promote cultural understanding, and the best practices in order to meet the needs of English language learners in diverse educational settings.
Course List (34 Total Semester Credits)
Research Courses (3 Semester Credits)
Education and Teaching Core Courses (3 Semester Credits)
Curriculum and Instruction Courses (9 Semester Credits)
ESL/BL/TESOL Courses (19 Semester Credits)
The completion of an internship is not a graduation requirement for M.Ed. in ESL/BL, however American College of Education offers optional internship courses for students whose state of residence requires the same for endorsement or certification.
- A separate internship course (EBL5101 - Internship Experience for ESL and Bilingual Education ) will be offered following completion of all coursework for students in states requiring an internship for endorsement or certification.
- Upon completion of the M.Ed. in ESL/BL degree, students will apply and enroll for the internship course as Students-at-Large.
- Students will be charged the current tuition rates.
Some courses in the English as a Second Education and Bilingual program are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an English as a Second Language Endorsement and Bilingual Education Endorsement .
The M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education program is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as leading to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) K-12 endorsement. The completion of an internship is a OH (TESOL) K-12 endorsement requirement. A separate internship course (EBL 5101 ) will be offered following completion of all coursework for students requiring an internship for OH TESOL endorsement.
- Students are strongly encouraged to check licensure requirements in the state in which they live, and in the state where they intend to teach or administrate to determine whether they are eligible for licensure, endorsement, or certification.
- Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.