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Master of Education in English as a Second Language

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HELPING STUDENTS FIND THEIR VOICE
Achieve a new level of growth in your language development career. Worcester State University’s M.Ed. in English as a Second Language prepares you to become a highly trained educator ready to meet the challenges of teaching English Language Learners in today’s diverse schools and settings.
TRANFORMATIVE THEORY IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION
Led by our experienced group of language practitioners, you’ll learn to create and execute effective curriculum. You’ll collaborate with peers on classroom assignments, immerse yourself in teaching theory, and complete an individual research project. And our classes are available in the late afternoons, evenings, and online, so they work with the schedules of busy adults like you.

You’ll graduate with the practical knowledge and teaching skills that employers seek, and you’ll be prepared to pursue a rewarding teaching career at schools across the state—and beyond.

  • The Master of Education in English as a Second Language degree requires the completion of 37 graduate credits:

    Required Courses (10 credits)  

    • ED 981 Advanced Foundations of Education (3 credits)
    • ED 982 Research Methods (3 credits)
    • ES 934 ESL Seminar: Research in Language and Education. ELLs (3 credits)
    • ES 935 ESL Portfolio Evaluation (1 credit)

    Concentration Courses (27 credits)

    • To be chosen in consultation with the program coordinator

    *Our program is designed for individuals with an initial license in ESL and may lead to a professional teacher license with approval from DESE.

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  • WHY WORCESTER STATE?

    TURNING EDUCATION INTO ACTIONABLE CHANGE
    By combining theory and in-the-field experience, our graduate-level studies foster a culture that encourages meaningful exchanges between students and professors.
    SMALL CLASSES, ENGAGED FACULTY
    Our small-class format allows our professors to engage one-on-one with students and encourages more collaborative, peer-to-peer learning.
    FLEXIBLE FORMAT AND CUSTOMIZED PACE
    Evening, online, and blended classes enable you to tailor the pace of your curriculum to your life.
    PRE-ACCEPTANCE QUICK START
    Try out the program before you commit. You can take up to six credits before fully enrolling.
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