Second Language Instruction 

American College of Education

Master Online
12 months
12184 USD/year
12184 USD/year
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The Educational Specialist in Second Language Instruction is for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. 

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Students in this Second Language Instruction course offered by will become more effective leaders in the field of Second Language Instruction through in-depth knowledge of research-based theories of language acquisition, assessment and instructional methods, strategies that promote cultural understanding, and current best practices to meet the needs of second language learners across diverse educational settings.


If you choose to continue your education, you can apply most of the credits earned in this specialist program toward our Ed.D. in Second Language Instruction and get your degree faster.

Comprehensive Approach

The program coursework covers a variety of topics in Second Language Instruction, including methods and materials, professional advocacy and leadership and using technology.


Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Foundations of Second Language Learners
  • Methods and Materials for Second Language Instruction
  • Professional Advocacy and Leadership for Second Language Learners
  • Understanding Linguistics and Second Language Learners
  • Applied Statistics
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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34 alternative credits



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

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's or doctoral level
  • Minimum grade point average 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for full admission
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume
  • Submit a goal statement, demonstrating a clear expression of purpose and anticipated personal and professional goals. The statement needs to be two pages in length excluding the title and reference pages
  • Complete an interview​​
  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an NACES-recommended agency.
  • Texas applicants may only submit evaluations from agencies approved by the Texas Education Agency.
  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to the education/accreditation level required for the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12184 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12184 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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

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