Education Specialist in English Language Learning

Program at a glance

  • Earn an Ed.S. degree and the PreK-12 ESL endorsement
  • Complete in less than two years
  • Evening, weekend and online classes
  • 20% In-Service scholarship for full-time educators

Program Description

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in English Language Learning is a 33-credit hour program that prepares instructional leaders to not only teach ELL students, but also to lead programs and professional learning experiences which support high achievement for English language learners. The program emphasizes building strong cultural connections in a school community, developing a targeted curriculum for second language acquisition, and implementing the most effective pedagogical practices. This program emphasizes the value of diversity in the classroom as well as the best ways to serve students from all backgrounds. Candidates will earn an Ed.S. degree as well as an endorsement in English Language Learning PreK-12.This program, designed for licensed teachers, focuses on collaboration and leadership while learning the most effective mentoring and coaching practices. The Ed.S. in Reading Specialty emphasizes a balanced approach to literacy, implements the Common Core English and Language Arts Standards, and concentrates on diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities. Candidates will earn an Ed.S. degree and an endorsement as a Reading Specialist in PreK-12.

This program can be completed in less than two years and is designed to fit your busy schedule with classes on weeknights, Saturdays and online.

**The University offers a generous 20% In-Service scholarship for current educators and alumni. Financial aid is available to all who qualify and other grants may be available.

To download the scholarship application, click here

The College of Education also offers a Master's of Education in English Language Learning, as well as an English Language Learning endorsement.

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