English as a Second Language, M.Ed. | Worcester State University | Worcester, United States
12 months
169 USD/credit 5070 USD/year
169 USD/credit 5070 USD/year
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English as a Second Language at Worcester State University helps you become a highly trained educator who is ready to meet the challenges of teaching English Language Learners in today’s diverse schools.


English as a Second Language at Worcester State University is designed for individuals with an initial teacher license in ESL and leads to a professional teacher license in ESL. If you completed Worcester State’s post-baccalaureate program in ESL, all of those credits transfer to our master’s program.

With classes available in the late afternoons and evenings as well as online, our convenient program is designed for working professionals like you. You can earn your degree on your schedule with the option to complete the program either part- or full-time.

You’ll gain valuable insight from professors who are experienced practitioners in the field. What’s more, you’ll apply the theories you learn in class to real-world settings, where you’ll observe and implement effective teaching strategies in classrooms across Central Massachusetts. Your studies culminate in an individual research project, for which you’ll address a question related to ESL pedagogy.

As you progress through our program, you’ll record your achievements in a portfolio of work that not only demonstrates your mastery of all program competencies, but also showcases your professional development.


Graduates of our program are sought after by employers, and they go on to pursue rewarding teaching careers in schools across the state.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Foundations of Education
  • Research in Education
  • Esl in Language & Education
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English Language Skills to the ELL
  • Literacy Instruction for the English Language Learner 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed graduate application, including fee and essay
  • Official transcripts (Transcripts from outside the United States must be officially translated and evaluated.)
  • Two current letters of recommendation
  • Results of a language proficiency assessment, if applicable
  • Copy of initial or professional license in English as a Second Language
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers Analogies Test (MAT) scores, or passing of appropriate MTELs

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 169 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    5070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 169 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Worcester

1100 - 1620 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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