M.Ed. On Campus

Curriculum and Instruction - Literacy and English Language Learning

12 months
648 USD/credit 21384 USD/year
650 USD/credit 21450 USD/year
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During their coursework, Curriculum and Instruction - Literacy and English Language Learning candidates at Lewis University will learn how to teach culturally and linguistically diverse populations, strategic comprehension instruction, and methods for teaching English as a new language.


Oftentimes, students’ strengths and needs in literacy and second language learning are intertwined, and teachers are challenged with the task of determining whether the student is struggling with reading or language – or both.

Lewis University is the only institution in the Chicagoland area that offers dual endorsements in Reading Teacher and English as a Second Language (ESL) in one graduate program.


Graduates of the Curriculum and Instruction - Literacy and English Language Learning program will be able to add these endorsements to their existing teaching license. The Reading Teacher and ESL endorsements are available to Illinois teachers who are licensed to teach as Elementary, Early Childhood, Special Education or Secondary Education teachers. The endorsements are valid for grades Pre-K through 12.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Linguistics for Teachers of English Language Learners
  • Curriculum and Instruction for English Language Learning
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for School Improvement
  • Assessment of Literacy and English Language Learning
  • Cross-Cultural Studies in Literacy and English Language Learning
  • Child and Adolescent Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher
  • education with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for the final 60 credit hours of study
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Successful completion of the Lewis University College of Education and Social Sciences Graduate Writing Examination
  • Submission of a graduate application form with non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21384 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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