Degree: Master of Arts in Education
Program: Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in ESL
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree with a standard Teaching Certificate.
This M.A. in Education in Curriculum & Instruction degree is designed for public school teachers who would like to become certificated in K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL). Students will be required to fulfill the 12 credit hours of core degree requirements in the MAE in Curriculum and Instruction as well as the concentration in ESL. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department. of Education for certification requirements.
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
Core Courses (12 hours required)
TE 800 - Educational Research - 3 hours
TE 803 - Philosophy of Education - 3 hours
TE 804 – Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education – 3 hours
Take 1 course from:
TE 805P – Overview of Assistive Technology – 3 hours
TE 886P – Technology Tools for Teachers – 3 hours
English as a Second Language Concentration*
Take all of the following:
TE 825 - English Language Learners (ELL): Culture, Civil Rights, and Advocacy - 3 hours
TE 826 - Content Methods & Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language - 3 hours
FORL 800 - Curriculum Development & Research - 3 hours
FORL 810 - Second Language Acquisition - 3 hours
FORL 870P - TESOL - 3 hours
ENG 803 -Descriptive Linguistics - 3 hours
TE 816A - Practicum: Education (English as a Second Language) - 3 hours
Take 3 hours from:
SPCH 854P - Intercultural Communication - 3 hours
elective course approved by academic advisor - 3 hours
* The ESL Concentration Area will qualify an individual for adding an ESL K-12
endorsement to the Nebraska Teaching Certificate. Because of the volume of coursework required, there is NOT a thesis
Why choose UNK?
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 47 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students.
Affordable - For tuitions rates, click here.
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education – UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services – Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include 24/7 library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
How do I get started?
Program Contact: Dr. Glen Tracy
Department: Teacher Education
Address: College of Education, Room B160, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849