Online Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language (ESL)
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ASU's Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction: English as a second language (ESL) prepares you to teach English language learners in a variety of settings, including U.S. schools. This program caters to professionals with a wide range of roles, including both new and experienced teachers, administrators, policymakers and community workers.
Through this program, you will gain strategies for developing ESL skills across reading, writing and listening and for involving community and families as partners. You will also leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. and context of past and current policy towards ESL.
The program teaches educators specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, knowledge of various program models and a stronger foundation in supporting ESL students' language acquisition.
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Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Arts in English as a Second Language have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee
- Official transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
The letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can speak to the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program.
The personal statement should describe the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this degree.
GRE scores are not required for admission.
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