Convenient eight-week courses and a fully online format make our master’s in education extremely flexible

Demographics are changing in America. More than ever there are populations of students who don’t share the same native language or English proficiency as many of their peers. Educators are needed who will devote their time and expertise towards making certain students of all backgrounds are afforded all the opportunities that the English language makes available to them. Our curriculum and instruction with ESL program is designed to help ambitious, motivated educators lead classrooms through the 21st century. Not only will you receive tactical advice, but you will gain a holistic and ethical grounding with an expansive understanding of current issues impacting our classrooms, along with relevant teaching strategies and master foreign language methodology, studying with faculty who mix strong theoretical backgrounds with notable professional experience.

Cost Per Credit $690

Eight week cohorts begin every: July, August, October, January, March, and May.

Credits 30

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Program Overview

At Concordia, we want to help educators be at their best. This is why we care about your intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. Small class sizes allow for personalized support from caring faculty with years of first-hand experience as Michigan educators. Our graduate education courses are available fully online with new classes every eight weeks. You can earn your master’s in curriculum and instruction with ESL in as little as two years, but our easy start-and-stop format allows you to take space between courses if you need it.

What to Expect

Masters of Curriculum & Instruction

Our program is aligned with Michigan Curriculum Framework and Grade Level Content Expectations (check with your state DPI or DOE for transferability). You will leave this program invigorated in your calling as a teacher, confident in your new skills, and passionate about designing world-class educational experiences.

English as a Second Language Endorsement

CUAA is an MDE-Approved provider for the ESL (NS) Endorsement. The ESL (NS) Endorsement program at CUAA focuses on the acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary for addressing the needs of English Learner students in grades K-12. As a candidate, you will apply knowledge in classroom situations beginning with the understanding of different cultures, and move to a deeper learning of English linguistics and grammar. You will learn research-based assessments and best practices in instruction for English Learners.

  • All candidates must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in English as a Second language in order to receive the NS endorsement. CUAA boasts a 100% test pass rate on the first attempt for the NS Endorsement.
  • Course objectives and learning outcomes are aligned with the Michigan Department of Education English as Second Language (NS) Standards, TESOL Standards, Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards, and Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).
  • Graduates from this program will be equipped with best practices in teaching advanced English vocabulary and syntax, and grasp a solid theoretical and practical foundation in the methodology of foreign language learning. Most of all, graduates emerge from their time in this program confident in their ability to educate students of all English proficiencies.

Scholarship Opportunity

Applicants of this program may be eligible for Uncommon Scholarships. The scholarship application must be filled out and submitted online once per academic year, after your initial application to Concordia, and before your course begins.

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