M.Ed. On Campus

Education - English as a Second Language Emphasis

Utah Valley University

12 months
10680 USD/year
10680 USD/year
3504 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Education - English as a Second Language Emphasis at Utah Valley University is an applied master’s program aimed at building the instructional skills and professional competency of teachers.


Currently there are seven emphases for participants: Applied Behavioral Analysis; Educational Technology, Elementary Mathematics; Elementary STEM, English as a Second Language (ESL), Reading I, and Teacher Leadership. 

The Education - English as a Second Language Emphasis offered by the Utah Valley University emphasizes coursework that prepares teachers to become instructional leaders, with classes in advanced pedagogy, subject matter content, curriculum design, and assessment. 

Core coursework in research methods is required of participants in all options, however, students select a topic for a culminating project according to their interest or area of licensure in K-12 education.


While the Master of Education degree program is designed primarily to enhance the skills and understandings of practicing classroom teachers, it also prepares these graduate students for expanded leadership roles at the school, district, or state level in delivering professional development, designing and evaluating curriculum and textbooks, and mentoring novice teachers. 

A Master of Education degree may also qualify a student as an instructor for teacher preparation courses in a community college or as an adjunct instructor at the undergraduate level in a four-year college or university. Successful completion of this master's degree also provides a valuable foundation for those students who choose to pursue a doctoral degree. Completed coursework in English as a Second Language, Elementary Mathematics, Educational Technology, and the Reading 1 options qualifies students for an endorsement to their existing Utah Teaching Certificate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methodology
  • Applied Statistics for Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Literacy and Linguistics in English as a Second Langauge
  • Family and Community Involvement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a nationally accredited program, or an international college or university recognized by a Ministry of Education.
  • Any additional or more stringent admissions criteria established by specific graduate programs in addition to the minimum required by the University.
  • Complete the online Application for Admission
  • Application Fee: Nonrefundable, $35
  • Official Transcripts: All High School/College/University transcripts must arrive at UVU in an unopened envelope
  • Official ACT or SAT scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5340 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    10680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5340 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    3504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1752 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Orem

950 - 1644 USD /month
Living costs

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


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