Bilingual and ESL Education

University of Texas Permian Basin

M.A. Online
12 months
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The Master of Arts in Bilingual and/or English as a Second Language Education is designed to prepare individuals in teaching, supervision or curriculum management. Students are offered the flexibility of choosing between two options; Bilingual education or ESL education.


The Bilingual option is designed to prepare individuals who are proficient in Spanish for enriching careers educating in a bilingual environment. During their coursework, students examine a variety of topics, including cultural diversity, philosophical perspectives on teaching and learning, and the history and politics of bilingual education. Successful completion of the Bilingual option for students with a Teaching certificate in the state of Texas allows the student to take the Bilingual Supplemental Exam. Students from outside of Texas should consult with their state's board of education to determine the requirements for their state's Bilingual certification.

The programme

Students choosing the ESL option learn effective strategies in teaching students whose native language is other than English. Students wishing to pursue this option do not need to be proficient in Spanish. Students who successfully complete the ESL option are eligible to take the English as a Second Language Supplemental (ESL) test in Texas. Students from out of state should consult with their state's board of education to determine potential certification options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Politics in Bilingual Education
  • Methods of Teaching ESL
  • Teaching Science, Social Studies and Math in Spanish
  • Language Development and Acquisition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution;
  • A satisfactory score (if required) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT),** or other evidence of ability to succeed in graduate study;
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed graduate program;
  • A favorable recommendation from the Graduate Admission Committee of the college/school/department in which the student expects to pursue graduate study, with final approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Tuition Fee


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Bilingual and ESL Education
University of Texas Permian Basin