| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Master of Education Concentration in ESL
The Master of Education in English as a Second Language program at Worcester State University helps you become a highly trained educator who is ready to meet the challenges of teaching English Language Learners in today’s diverse schools. Our program is designed for individuals with an initial teacher license in ESL and leads to a professional teacher license in ESL. If you completed WSU’s post-baccalaureate program in ESL, all of those credits transfer to our master’s program.With classes available in the late afternoons and evenings as well as online, our convenient program is designed for working professionals like you. You can earn your degree on your schedule with the option to complete the program either part- or full-time.You’ll gain valuable insight from professors who are experienced practitioners in the field. What’s more, you’ll apply the theories you learn in class to real-world settings, where you’ll observe and implement effective teaching strategies in classrooms across Central Massachusetts. Your studies culminate in an individual research project, for which you’ll address a question related to ESL pedagogy.As you progress through our program, you’ll record your achievements in a portfolio of work that not only demonstrates your mastery of all program competencies, but also showcases your professional development. Graduates of our program are sought after by employers, and they go on to pursue rewarding teaching careers in schools across the state.
In addition to the general admission requirements, candidates for this program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and a current teaching license in ESL at the initial or professional level. Candidates who have attained initial licensure in ESL from another program or by another route would be required to take at least two other courses (e.g., SIFE or Global Perspectives, or a graduate course approved by the Graduate Coordinator e.g., History of the English Language or a reading course).The following is to be submitted to the Graduate School:
In addition, candidates are also required to demonstrate evidence of:
Required Courses (10 credits)
ESL Concentration (27 credits)To be chosen in consultation with the program coordinator.
Total Minimum Program Credits: 37