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.
Required Courses (12 hours required)
TE 800 - Educational Research
TE 803 - Philosophy of Education
TE 804 – Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education
Taken one course from:
TE 805P – Overview of Assistive Technology
TE 886P – Technology Tools for Teachers
English as a Second Language Concentration* (21 hours required)
Take all of the following:
TE 825 - English Language Learners (ELL): Culture, Civil Rights, and Advocacy
TE 826 - Content Methods & Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language
FORL 800 - Curriculum Development & Research
FORL 810 - Second Language Acquisition
FORL 870P - TESOL
ENG 803 -Descriptive Linguistics
TE 816A - Practicum: Education (English as a Second Language)
Take 3 hours from:
SPCH 854P - Intercultural Communication
elective course approved by academic advisor
* 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?
Reasons for choosing UNK, click here.
How do I get started?
Program Contact: Mary Volker
Department: Teacher Education
Address: College of Education, Room B117, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849