Master of Education in Teaching English Language Learners
Valley City State University

Program Details

Valley City State University Graduate School offers a unique program in the Master of Education. The vision of this program is to offer educational programs to serve professional practitioners. Within this program there is a concentration in Teaching English Language Learners, which may be earned upon the completion of 34 credit hours.

Once accepted into the program, the course path includes core course (12 credit hours), required courses (19 hours) and special program requirements (3 credit hours). The core classes include: Research in Education, Supervision & Assessment for Teachers & Learners and Exceptionality, and Diversity & Difference. The required classes include: Authentic Assessment Strategies and Evaluation to ELLs, Methods of Teaching, and English and Academic Content to ELLs, among others. Lastly, the special program classes include research application and the concentration capstone.

This concentration provides students a flexible schedule for completing the masters program. All courses are taught online, and provide the opportunity for students to complete two courses each semester and still receive their degree in Master of Education Concentration in Teaching English Language Learners within two years. This schedule is possible because each course is offered twice each academic year.


  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • A written statement of professional goals

School Accreditation Statement

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