M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education



    10 Apr, 2023

    16 Months



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M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education

For those who work with linguistically and culturally diverse non-native English speakers, this program teaches you theories of language acquisition, strategies to promote cultural understanding, and teaching practices to meet the needs of English learners. Developed to align to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: English as a New Language, the online M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education will help you establish a culturally relevant learning environment across diverse settings.

The program is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as leading to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) K-12 endorsement. Some courses in the English as a Second Language and Bilingual Certificate are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an English as a Second Language endorsement and Bilingual Education endorsement.

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If you have graduate credits from another university or institution, you may be able to transfer these credits to fulfill ACE program requirements. Our Enrollment Counselors can help you evaluate your options. Also, our 24/7 support resources are here to help you complete your program and achieve your goals.


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Total Cost M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education

Total Tuition

34 semester credits x $235 per credit



$50 Application Fee
$100 Conferral Fee
$1360 Technology and Library Fee
(34 Semester Credits X $40 per Credit)


Total Program Cost


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Program Details


Focus of Study

Start Dates

With flexible start dates, you can begin your program when it’s best for you.

10 Apr, 2023 Term

07 Apr, 2023

Payment Due

07 Apr, 2023

Application Due

10 Apr, 2023

Term Start

14 Apr, 2023

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

14 May, 2023

Term End

22 May, 2023 Term

12 Jun, 2023 Term

10 Jul, 2023 Term

21 Aug, 2023 Term

11 Sep, 2023 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this degree. Visit the College Catalog to see all courses.


Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education

3 Semester Credits


Assessment of ESL and Bilingual Students

3 Semester Credits


Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language

3 Semester Credits


Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs

3 Semester Credits


Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Education

3 Semester Credits


Curriculum and Instructional Design for Diversity

3 Semester Credits


Standards-Driven Learning

3 Semester Credits


Community of Learners

3 Semester Credits


Capstone Experience for ESL and Bilingual Education

1 Semester Credits


Diverse Learners

3 Semester Credits


Linguistics for TESOL

3 Semester Credits


Research Methods

3 Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

ACE General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

International Transcript Requirements

English as a Second Language Applicants

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