Spring 1 2024 classes start on January 15, 2024
The online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language is offered by LSU Shreveport. Through engaging course content and required hands-on field experience in schools and classrooms, teachers develop the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle two challenges: helping students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds master the English language and giving them the tools to succeed in academic courses taught in English. Upon completing the program, you may qualify for an add-on certification and/or endorsement if you already possess a teaching certificate. Graduates will be prepared for many job opportunities, including Department of Defense teacher, ESL K-12 teacher, ESL adult teacher, and English teacher abroad.
This program meets rigorous national standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
This program supports the Louisiana Performance Accountability System, the School Improvement Plan, and the Standards for Educational Leaders in Louisiana.
Applications may be submitted without a GRE/GMAT exam score.
Qualified applicants in certain programs may meet the requirements for the TEACH Grant.
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – ESL online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.
Total credit hours per program: 30 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $374
Total cost with fees: $11,203
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
Students in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - ESL online program must complete 30 credit hours of course work, including six foundation courses (18 credit hours), and four specialization courses (12 credit hours).
Students must complete the following courses.
|Foundation: 6 courses||Credit Hours|
|EDL 740: Introduction to Graduate Research||3|
|ED 720: Curriculum||3|
|ED 780: Educational Technology Applied to the Classroom||3|
|ED 734: Creating Multicultural Connections through Literature||3|
|EDL 700: Creating a Professional Learning Community||3|
|EDL 707: Utilizing Data for School Improvement||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||18|
Students must complete the following courses.
|Specialization: 4 courses||Credit Hours|
|ESL 601: Introduction to Language and Culture||3|
|ESL 602: Linguistics for the ESL Educator||3|
|ESL 603: Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language||3|
|ESL 604: Curriculum and the Multicultural Classroom||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||12|
Take the first step toward earning your degree and reaching a new milestone in your education. We've simplified the process so you can get started quickly and easily. Students interested in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – ESL online program must meet the following requirements for admission.
Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**This degree does not lead to any additional certification, if the graduate does not already possess a teaching certificate.
To be considered for admission to any of our graduate programs, students must first meet the LSUS Graduate School admission requirements.
Graduate School Admission:
Unconditional Admission: For unconditional admission to graduate study, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admission requirements of a degree program and one of the following:
Earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university, OR
Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses.
A minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required on any graduate work attempted with no grades of D or F.
International applicants must meet regular admission requirements for their selected program. In addition, you may be required to submit additional information. Learn more about international admission requirements.
The teacher education programs at Louisiana State University Shreveport meet rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Students who graduate from our MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – ESL program will gain the tools to become strong teachers and school leaders. Course work includes guidance on how to create and implement appropriate lesson plans and how to collaborate with essential parties.
Our program offers:
*The MEDCI master's degree does not lead to a teaching certification but can lead to an endorsement if you are already a certified teacher.
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