Program Overview

Marshall University offers an online Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in English as a Second Language degree with allows an inpidual holding a valid teaching certificate to add an endorsement to teach ESL in grades K-12.  

The MA in Education with ESL emphasis is a 39 credit hour program of 13 courses.  Core required courses include: Educational Research and Writing, Advanced Studies in Human Development, Application Software in Classroom Curriculum Area, Instructional Models and Assessment Techniques, and Educational Evaluation.  

The ESL emphasis classes are: Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics for ESL, Intercultural Communication in the ESL Classroom, Methods and Materials: Language Development, Methods and Materials: Literacy Acquisition, Practicum for Teaching ESL (note that this course requires access to ESL students in a classroom setting – 75 hours), an elective course, and a Capstone Experience.

Admission requirements include an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 2.5; a test score from either the Miller Analogies Test (scaled score of 387 or higher) or Graduate Record Exam (combined score of 800 on verbal and quantitative sections); a completed application form; and official transcripts form previously attended colleges.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Requirements

    Admission requirements include an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 2.5; a test score from either the Miller Analogies Test (scaled score of 387 or higher) or Graduate Record Exam (combined score of 800 on verbal and quantitative sections); a completed application form; and official transcripts form previously attended colleges.

    School Overview

    Marshall University is a four-year public school located in Huntington, West Virginia. Marshall was founded in 1837 as Marshall Academy, named for John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Extended campus sites are located in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Beckley, Logan, and Gilbert.

    Marshall University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, post baccalaureate certificates, master’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, master’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, and doctor’s degrees (research and professional practice). Over 150 online classes are available every semester through Marshall University Online, and many bachelor's and master's degrees can be earned completely online.

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