Master of Education w/ Emphasis in English as a Second Language

Program Description

The Master of Education with emphasis in English as a second language includes a comprehensive professional development model for you to expand your ability to address the social, cultural, educational and linguistic factors that impact the achievement of English learners in today's diverse classrooms. Courses are combined with graduate courses in education to form a master's degree.

Program Highlights

  • 36 graduate credit hours
  • No campus attendance required
  • Includes the 12 hours of the TESOL endorsement program
  • Thesis and non-thesis option
  • Experiential learning
  • Ties to classroom and school activity
  • Practical and relevant learning experiences
  • Affordable tuition

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ESL Concentration (36 hours)

Note: Degree information on this page is based on the 2020–22 Graduate Catalog.

Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements (9 hours)

CI 521 Professional Research 3
CI 591 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
CI 531 Critical Pedagogy and Educational Reform 3

Required Emphasis Area Courses (21 hours)

BLED 501 Bilingual Education: Theory to Practice 3
BLED 530 Language Assessment and Placement of Bilingual Students 3
BLED 538 Language Arts and the English as a Second Language Teacher 3
BLED 578 Teaching Multicultural Heritage of the Southwest 3
BLED 580 ESL Methods 3
BLED 588 Linguistics in ESL 3
BLED 590 TESOL Endorsement Graduate Project 3

Thesis or Electives (6 hours)

Six hours from an elective list – either two courses for a non-thesis degree, or 6 hours of BLED 599 for the thesis option.

Career Pathways

  • Adds a TESOL endorsement to a current or new teaching license
  • Be equipped to work with English Learners in any public school classroom

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You may have the opportunity to apply for available graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships.

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Graduate Coordinator

Mark Viner

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Associate Professor of Educational Technology, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 136

Phone: 575.562.2538


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