English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Master of Education: Teacher Education: English as a Second Language with certification- Credits: 30 (program code: 0904)

Master of Education: Teacher Education: English as a Second Language without certification - Credits: 30 minimum (program code: 0914)

Certificate: English as a Second Language - Credits: 18 (program code: 0926)

Program Description

This online program is for certified teachers interested in English as a second language (ESL). The program offers three options:

  • Master's degree with certification
  • Master's degree without certification
  • Certificate

The curriculum is aligned with the Pennsylvania Department of Education ESL Program Specialist Standards and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Standards. Graduate students in the ESL program apply knowledge in the following domains: language, culture, instruction, assessment and professionalism. In each domain, educators are challenged to develop professionalism in language education, promote individual language rights, provide accessible and high-quality education, develop collaboration in a global community, engage in research and reflective practice for educational improvement, and cultivate a respect for diversity and multiculturalism.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly  NCATE)

Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Curriculum - Master of Education: Teacher Education: English as a Second Language with Certification

Course Credits
Required Courses 24
EDE 701  Standards Aligned Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction  3
EDU 704  Foundations of ESL Education 3
EDU 709  Sociolinguistics 3
EDU 712  Content-Based ESL Instruction 3
EDU 713  Language Acquisition and Development 3
EDU 714  Language Assessment 3
EDU 719  Supporting Second Language Learners, Families and Community 3
RES 800  Methods of Research OR ADP 673 Supervised Field Project/Research and Evaluation 3
   
Elective Courses (select two) 6
EDU 702  Instructional Design and Strategies for Gifted Education 3
EDE 750  Foundations of Integrative Stem** 3
ESP 610  Special Education Foundations 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy 3
MSE 656  Methods of Foreign Language Teaching* 3
MSE 740  Advanced Instructional Technology 3
MSE 750  Online Technologies in Education 3
MSE 755  Constructivist Instructional Strategies 3
MSE 771  Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms 3
PSY 702  Psychology of Childhood 3
PSY 713  Psychology of Growth and Development 3
Total 30

* Summer-only course

** Speak with the program coordinator

Program Notes:

  • ESL courses require field experiences.
  • This is not an initial teaching licensure program. Pennsylvania requires initial licensure before the ESL program specialist certificate can be added on.

Curriculum - Master of Education: Teacher Education: English as a Second Language

Course Credits
Required Courses 24
EDE 701  Standards Aligned Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction  3
EDU 704  Foundations of ESL Education 3
EDU 709  Sociolinguistics 3
EDU 712  Content-Based ESL Instruction 3
EDU 713  Language Acquisition and Development 3
EDU 714  Language Assessment 3
EDU 719  Supporting Second Language Learners, Families and Community 3
RES 800  Methods of Research OR ADP 673 Supervised Field Project/Research and Evaluation 3
   
Elective Courses (select two) 6
EDU 702  Instructional Design and Strategies for Gifted Education 3
EDE 765  Foundations of Integrative Stem** 3
ESP 610  Special Education Foundations 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy 3
MSE 656  Methods of Foreign Language Teaching* 3
MSE 740  Advanced Instructional Technology 3
MSE 750  Online Technologies in Education 3
MSE 755  Constructivist Instructional Strategies 3
MSE 771  Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms 3
PSY 702  Psychology of Childhood 3
PSY 713  Psychology of Growth and Development 3
Total 30

* Summer-only course

** Speak with program coordinator

Program Notes:

  • ESL courses require field experiences.
  • This is not an initial teaching licensure program. Pennsylvania requires initial licensure before the ESL program specialist certificate can be added on. 

Curriculum - English as a Second Language Certificate

Course Credits
EDU 704  Foundations of ESL Education 3
EDU 709  Sociolinguistics 3
EDU 712  Content-Based ESL Instruction 3
EDU 713  Language Acquisition and Development  3
EDU 714  Language Assessment 3
EDU 719  Supporting Second Language Learners, Families and Community 3
Total 18

Program Notes:

  • ESL courses require field experiences.
  • This is not an initial teaching licensure program. Pennsylvania requires initial licensure before the ESL program specialist certificate can be added on. 

Advisement

Students in the English as a second language education program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time they are accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

Program Website

www.calu.edu/academics/online-programs/me-esl/index.htm

Program Coordinator

Susan Morris-Rutledge, Ph.D.: Curriculum and Instruction (University of Mississippi), M.A.: English, (University of South Dakota), B.A.: History and Political Science, University of South Dakota

Webpage: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/susan-morris-rutledge.aspx 
Email: morrisrutledge@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4724 

For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/

For Additional Information

Email: calugo@calu.edu
Phone: 866-595-6348