Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – English as a Second Language (ESL) Online

Develop instructional strategies that promote learning for students from pre-kindergarten through high school whose native language is not English. This program will prepare you to sit for the Oklahoma ESL Subject Area Test and have ESL certification added to your teaching license.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Program Overview

Learn more about our online ESL master's degree

The coursework in this online ESL master's program also meets the TESOL/CAEP standards and will prepare you to sit for the Oklahoma ESL Subject Area Test, as well as have ESL certification added to your teaching license.

Note: Students who want to teach outside of Oklahoma are responsible for confirming if certification transfers to their desired state.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Expertise from every facet of education–not just pedagogy–with an emphasis in ESL and learning how to better teach/work with ESL students in a variety of settings
  • Preparation to sit for the ESL certification exam in Oklahoma and, upon passing required exam, to apply to add the ESL endorsement to your teaching license
  • Ability to address the special needs and skills of English language learners and to support students from different cultures in the classroom
  • Expertise from every facet of education–not just pedagogy–with an emphasis in ESL and learning how to better teach/work with ESL students in a variety of settings
  • Preparation to sit for the ESL certification exam in Oklahoma and, upon passing required exam, to apply to add the ESL endorsement to your teaching license
  • Ability to address the special needs and skills of English language learners and to support students from different cultures in the classroom

As a graduate of this M.Ed. online program, you can pursue advanced educational roles, such as:

  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • ESL Instructor/Teacher
  • Two-Way Immersion Teacher
  • Federal or State Government Consultant
  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • ESL Instructor/Teacher
  • Two-Way Immersion Teacher
  • Federal or State Government Consultant

Other online education programs also available:

SE offers a variety of other programs in addition to the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – ESL online. Check out all our master of education online degree programs .

Total Tuition, Including Fees $8,400*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Tuition

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $8,400*
Per Credit Hour $280

Calendar

Important dates to remember

At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree or certification program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/245/3/246/1/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/15/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/1/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/10/24
Class Starts 6/24/24

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Admissions

Admission requirements for this ESL online master's program

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

To meet the admission requirements for the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – English as a Second Language (ESL) online program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA AND a packet consisting of a current resume, one professional letter of recommendation, and letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives (including how an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – English as a Second Language (ESL) will enhance their career) that must be reviewed and approved by program faculty, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 6 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university
  • No GRE is required for Southeastern Oklahoma State University online M.Ed. programs.
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Learn the degree plan for online ESL program

For the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – English as a Second Language (ESL) online, you will complete a total of 10 courses equaling 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core coursework and 9 credit hours of English as a Second Language (ESL) C&I specialty courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The examination of the curriculum worker's task of helping teachers to attain and maintain a desirable learning and teaching situation for both elementary and secondary school students.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of research methodology and literature related to solving educational problems and improving the learning process.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Educators will explore, critically appraise, and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education to their professional practice. Attention will be given to such topics as the purposes of education, professional ethics, technology and education, and diversity in schooling and society.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An investigation of contemporary problems of classroom instruction and related educational and social concerns. Additional strategies for coping with these problems are examined.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical and practical foundations to empower visionary leaders with the required innovative, culturally responsive knowledge/skills required to thrive in a variety of socio-economically and/or geographically diverse organizations, such as: K-12 schools, for and/or non-profit organizations, universities, libraries and museums.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will empower students with the theoretical and practical foundation to create and support innovative, transformational learning environments that are infused with technology.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the history of language education in the United States and the impact of policies on the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students (i.e., English Language Learners). Through course readings, discussions, and assignments, students will develop an understanding of the theoretical foundation, and rationale for English as a Second Language (ESL) education in the United States. How this rationale informs the implementation of ESL programs will also be examined. This course is designed to meet the TESOL/CAEP Standards 1.b.Language Acquisition and Development and 5.a.ESL Research and History and for teacher candidates who are preparing for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to issues related to cultural diversity and language/linguistic variation. The course addresses culturally responsive pedagogy and diversity (both culturally and linguistically) issues in terms of teaching and learning. The teacher candidate will develop an understanding of multicultural and multilingual perspectives as well as cross-cultural awareness by employing multiple approaches to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. This course also emphasizes theories of second language acquisition and learning, multidialectalism, and language differences among speakers of English. This course is designed to meet the TESOL/CAEP Standards 2. Culture as It Affects English Language Learning and 3.a. Planning for Standard-based ESL and content instruction and for teacher candidates who are preparing for the English as a Second Language.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum development and instruction for students (preschool-grade 12) in a variety of language and program settings. The course emphasizes the assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 classrooms, ESL materials selection, ESL instruction, literacy and content-area instruction (L1 and ESL) and sheltered English instruction (SIOP). Topics related to ESL program models, characteristics of assessment for ELLs, framework for providing effective assessment, and assessment strategies and instruments for ELLs are reviewed. This course is designed to meet the TESOL/CAEP Standards 3. Planning, implementing, and Managing Instruction and 4.a. Issues of Assessment for English Language Learners and for teacher candidates who are preparing for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT)

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