Master of Arts in Education (Educating Multilingual Learners)
The online multilingual education master’s degree program is ideal for individuals interested in educating multilingual learners and understanding the cultural and social backgrounds of students. This program caters to professionals in a wide range of roles. These include new and experienced teachers; school district, college or university administrators; policymakers; and community workers and organizations serving diverse populations.
Next start date: 08/20/2020
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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In this multilingual education program, you will learn to recognize, articulate and critique the relationship between language, culture and identity. This key skill will allow you to innovate pedagogical best practices within a classroom or learning environment. You’ll also become equipped with the knowledge necessary to collaborate with peers and educators on developing reading, writing and listening assessments. You’ll learn to create and advance strategies for language and learning advocacy while involving community and families as partners.
The successful graduate will be prepared to apply program models to support language acquisition and assess English learner proficiency.
Why study multilingual education?
As student demographics continue to shift, educators and administrators must become familiar with the sociocultural backgrounds of their students, including their language backgrounds. This program was designed by full-time faculty experts in bilingual/dual language education, linguistics and literacy education. The program also supports current and equity-oriented theory, pedagogy and practice surrounding teaching multilingual learners.
Is this an English as a Second Language or TESOL degree?
While this program does support learners seeking English as a second language (ESL) training, the curriculum extends beyond ESL. It includes content appropriate for both educators and individuals working within their communities at nonprofits or other organizations in which language education is beneficial, such as a refugee coordinator or liaison.
What language education courses will I take in this program?
You’ll take a variety of courses ranging from research and evaluation in education to multilingual acquisition, linguistics and policy. You will also complete a practicum course to apply what you’ve learned in this program in a real-world setting. The program culminates with a capstone course in which you’ll complete a research project of your choosing.
Graduates with a Master of Arts in education (educating multilingual learners) are well-suited for positions within education or organizations serving international or immigrant populations.
Apply to earn your master’s degree in multilingual education
To apply to the multilingual education program, you must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Study with multilingual and cultural experts in education
The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #10 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:
Curriculum and Instruction.