Curriculum and Instruction - Bilingual/ESL Education (M.Ed.)
The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Bilingual/ESL Education prepares students to gain cutting-edge knowledge and expertise in learning theories and curricular design and implementation specific to bilingual/ESL education in K-12 classrooms and higher education settings. The program focuses on analysis of theories and approaches in bilingualism/second language acquisition, curriculum development and implementation, language assessment, sociocultural context and policies.
The Bilingual/ESL Education specialization offers tracks for two different populations of teachers:
- 30-hour M.Ed. Traditional Track: This track is a 30 credit-hour program, with a capstone project, designed for teachers and other professionals who desire to remain in the K-12 system.
- 36-hr M.Ed. Dual Credit Track: This track is a 36 credit-hour program, with a capstone project, designed for those seeking credentials to teach at the community college or university level or to teach Spanish dual credit courses in high schools. M.Ed. students in this track also will earn the Certificate in Spanish as a Heritage Language.