Wayne State College

ESL Education Master's Degree

Courses for the online master's program in English as a Second Language

Degree offered: Master of Science in Education (MSE) - Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/English as a Second Language
Credit hours: 36

All courses are available online. You will take a mixture of core education courses, courses for the ESL emphasis area, and electives. This is a supplemental endorsement and requires that you already have a valid regular teaching certificate.

Professional education core: 12 credit hours

  • EDU 603 Introduction to Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDU 652 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Dev. PK-16  (3) 
  • EDU 674 History and Philosophy of Education (3)

ESL concentration: 15 credit hours 

  • CNA 567 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • EDU 515 ESL Programs, Curriculum, and Assessment (3)
  • EDU 516 ESL Methods and Assessment (3)
  • EDU 517 ESL Practicum PK-12 (3)
  • ENG 526 Linguistic Theory and Applications (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours


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Licensing and Certification: This program programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Nebraska. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Authorization may be required from them prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Learn more.