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Program Details

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.

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

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