Online M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Candidates who wish to develop instructional strategies that promote learning for students whose native language is not English, from elementary school through adulthood, are advised to pursue the Master of Education in Curriculum Instruction: English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The coursework capitalizes on the uniqueness of learners and will focus on creating vibrant learning communities.
Program Objectives for the Master of Education Degree: English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
In addition to meeting the objectives for all Concordia’s Master of Education programs, successful candidates in the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: ESOL will demonstrate:
- Expertise in the utilization of new methods of authentic assessment and strategies as tools to evaluate student learning progress.
- The ability to modify instructional plans and promote alternative goals and strategies when necessary, particularly in relation to assessment results.
- Effective instructional skills in planning, implementing, and assessing instruction in settings that include diverse cultural populations and special needs students.
In addition to the four core courses required for a degree in Curriculum and Instruction, students enrolled in the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program must also take the following foundation courses:
The Master of Education culminates with two courses: either EDGR 698-Action Research (3), or EDGR 699-Thesis (3). Either option provides candidates with an understanding of the role of research in the field of education as a tool to solve problems and as a way to improve student learning.
Action Research is the capstone project for the Master of Education program. During this five-week course, candidates will complete final edits of the Literature Review, obtain appropriate permissions, implement Action Research, collect and analyze data from the Action Research implementation, and complete the Action Research Documentation Form.
The Thesis offers the graduate student the opportunity to investigate, in depth, a topic in the field of education. The student, working with his or her educational research instructor, will explore relevant literature and present a Thesis following the procedure established by the College of Education.
Earning Your Master’s Degree in ESOL Online
The Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: ESOL is fully online. This online format uses cutting edge curriculum delivered on easy to use online learning technology to provide students with a challenging educational experience. Each online course is 5 weeks in length.
Ready to enroll? Speak with an enrollment specialist call: 1 (877) 251-4405 or start your application here.