Masters Degree in Teaching ELL
The Master of Science in Education in Teaching degree offered by Northwest Missouri State University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. A students enrolled in this program of study can choose to add on a concentration in English Language Learners and English Language Learner Certification or pursue a Masters degree in Teaching ELL. This degree is specifically intended for elementary and secondary school teachers of English Language Learners who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in order to hone their skills or advance in their careers.
There are some admissions requirements for enrollment in this program. A student must have earned an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 or an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 to 2.74 and a grade point average of 3.25 on the eight hours of required graduate coursework at Northwest in this major program. Prospective students must submit their current and valid teacher’s license as well as complete the analytical writing assessment. Teachers who only have one to two years of teaching experience must submit their GRE scores with a minimum combined score of 700 in both the verbal and quantitative sections.
This program requires students to take and complete 32 to 33 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Master’s degree. The required courses include: Multiculturalism in Education or Sociolinguistics, Methods of Teaching ELL, Linguistics and Teaching ELL/ESOL, Theories of language Acquisition, Materials and Assessment for Teaching ELL/ESOL, Creating Inclusive Classrooms or an approved elective, Issues in Education or Philosophy in Education, Methods of Educational Research, Research paper, and Modern English (linguistics) or English for Language Learners. Students must also complete at least one elective. A student should choose this open elective according to their personal interests, career goals, or educational goals.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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