Bilingual Education

University of Central Oklahoma

M.Ed. On Campus
24 months
733 USD/credit
733 USD/credit
316 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Masters of Education degree in Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) major is designed to prepare teachers to work with the ever increasing number of non- and limited-English-proficient students in Oklahoma’s schools. 


The program provides already-certified teachers the training to better assist K-12 English language learners who are struggling to survive and succeed academically. Graduates of the UCO bilingual Education/TESL Program are expected to become leaders who can apply their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the classroom setting, professional settings, and the community. The focus of the program coursework includes foundations of research, second language acquisition theory, cultural influences, historical and philosophical foundations of educational practices related to language minorities, current instructional and assessment practices across the curriculum, and grounding in English language structure and usage. Graduate students not holding Oklahoma teaching certification, but otherwise eligible for admission, will be required to complete alternative prerequisites.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Educational Research 
  • Foundations of Bilingual/Multicultural Education
  • Testing & Evaluation on Bilingual
  • Cultural Linguistic Diversity in the Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




34 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application. A non-refundable $60.00 processing fee must be paid for each application.  
  • You are required to submit the original copy of your academic records with an official stamp or seal on the document(s).
  • An official or certified copy of Certificate of Graduation or a letter with expected graduation date provided by your college or university is required.
  •  Submit your English Language Proficiency (ELP) test scores.
  • You must provide evidence as to your source of financial ability to cover the estimated expenses for the first academic year.
  • Please submit a clear scanned copy of the biographical page of your passport. 
  • Additional requirement(s) for your specific program of study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    733 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 733 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    733 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 733 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    316 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 316 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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