Language Education-Endorsement in English as a Second Language

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Language Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree


The Ed.M. in Language Education with Endorsement in English as a Second Language is designed to extend and diversify the professional preparation of certified teachers who seek to enhance their instructional skills and knowledge in ESL education.

These specializations are also available:


Those seeking initial certification should explore the Ed.M. program with certification in:


Applications can be completed online. Applications are due by February 1 for fall admission.

Program Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 30 credits of study beyond the baccalaureate degree. It provides for study in the area of linguistics, language pedagogy, and the cultural context of language education as well as the opportunity to select courses in elective areas. At the end of the coursework, students must pass a comprehensive examination.

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Christelle Palpacuer Lee.