Education Dual Endorsement, M.A. | Part time online | Saint Xavier University | United States
M.A. Online

Education Dual Endorsement

30 months
575 USD/credit 6900 USD/year
575 USD/credit 6900 USD/year
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Saint Xavier University's M.A. in Education Dual Endorsement  program from Saint Xavier University, is the first online program in Illinois to provide you with a master's degree and two endorsements in the high-demand areas of special education and ESL or bilingual education within the state.


The Education Dual Endorsement program from Saint Xavier University, allows you to move up in your current career more quickly or qualify for a new career as a special educator (K to age 21), ESL educator (pre-K to grade 12) or a bilingual educator (pre-K to grade 12).


As a teacher who holds a PEL, you can gain instructional and assessment strategies for immediate application in your classroom. Through our 100-percent online classes, you will:

  • Explore cultural and linguistic assets of communities in order to adapt your teaching style accordingly to specific needs and situations.
  • Learn instructional strategies for effective instruction for all students.
  • Develop a classroom management plan so that you'll be better prepared for your students.
  • Plan for teaching language and content concurrently for the betterment of your students.
  • Design family involvement strategies for parents and caretakers to become strongly invested in the learning process, as well as ways to differentiate instruction and help students meet learning standards.
  • Provide equitable, inclusive and culturally validating environments, as you consider how being "different" affects students who have disabilities.
  • Obtain knowledge of law, policies, service delivery models and instruction of emerging bilingual students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Survey of Students with Exceptionalities
  • Characteristics of Students with Disabilities
  • Diagnostic Assessment for Educational Decision Making
  • Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education 
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Cross-Cultural Studies in a Bilingual Program 
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English in a Bilingual Classroom

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application.
    • Completed recommendation forms.
    • Official results of the appropriate graduate admission test.
    • A completed and notarized SXU Affidavit of Support (PDF).
    • An official scholarship letter or a notarized bank statement or bank letter demonstrating capacity to provide financial support for at least one year of attendance at SXU. 
    • Non-native English speaking applicants must submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or official results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or proof of completion of ELS course level 112.
    • A "course-by-course" transcript evaluation report by an approved educational credential evaluator, for all colleges or universities attended abroad to determine U.S. equivalency. 
    • Photocopies or facsimiles of identification and expiration pages of the student's passport. 
    • Additional requirements may apply, depending on program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 575 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    6900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 575 USD per credit during 30 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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