Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588

Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language

Program Details

The Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language degree offered by Buena Vista University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. Buena Vista’s Master of Education program encourages students to choose one emphasis track. The Teaching English as a Second Language track aims to equip its students with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective educator of English as a Second Language. By the end of this program, a student should be able to teach English as a second language in both public and private K through 12 educational settings. Students should also have acquired the concepts and knowledge concerning second language acquisition, assessment procedures, and techniques. This program also seeks to equip students with the ability to address the academic and social challenges presented by an increasingly diverse population of students effectively and efficiently.

This program requires its students to take and complete 31 credit hours of courses. This program is split up into core courses and track courses. The required courses that all Master of Education students at Buena Vista must complete include: Intro to Graduate Study and Research; Learning, Development, and Motivation; Social and Cultural Foundations; and Assessment and Evaluation of Classroom Learning. The Teaching English as a Second Language core requires the following courses: Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners; Second Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics; Methods and Curriculum Development in TESL; Assessment Issues in Second Language Learning; Practicum in Teaching ESL (K-6) or (7-12); and a Capstone Portfolio.

This program culminates in a Capstone portfolio that is designed to convey a student’s synthesis of learning across the program. The portfolio requires students to assemble learning artifacts, which demonstrate the skills and knowledge they acquired during the course of the program. This program can be completed in as little as two years. Students can transfer no more than six semester hours of credit toward this Master’s degree program.

There are some admissions requirements for this program. A student must have a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution and they must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Program Overview:

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
  • Completion Time:
    31
  • Tuition Basis :
    credits

Requirements

A student must have a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution and they must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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