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English for Speakers of Other Languages
Why is our Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages so critical? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, “English language learners are the fastest growing segment of the K-12 student population. Students who speak other than English at home account for almost 19 percent of all K-12 students in the U.S., and it is estimated that these students will comprise over 40 percent of all K-12 students in the U.S. by 2030.”
In our program, you'll learn how to apply effective techniques used to educate the growing population of students who speak English as a second language. The National Council of Teachers of English, the National Education Association and Education Week all have produced policy papers demonstrating the overwhelming need for teachers well versed in the knowledge and skills needed to reach students with limited English proficiency.
Adding this concentration to your master's degree can provide a marketable difference in your career progression, particularly with an ever-increasing diverse student population who speak English as a second language.
- CTE 512 Second Language Acquisition
- CTE 513 Methods of Teaching Second Language
- CTE 514 Material and Assessment for Teaching
- CTE 515 ESOL Practicum I
- CTE 516 ESOL Practicum II
EOSL Concentration: 15 credit hours
Required Core: 11 credit hours
Electives: 6 credit hours
Total: 32 credit hours