If you have a passion for equity in education and for making sure students from immigrant communities are fully supported in schools, the Curriculum and Instruction - Teaching English as a Second Language program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte may be a good fit for you.
Why choose our program?
- Our faculty are nationally recognized, award-winning experts in the field. They have been recognized for their scholarship, excellence in teaching, sustained service to schools, community engagement and in their efforts to promote diversity at both the local and national levels. They are mentors for our students not only in coursework but also in writing grant proposals and in the research process.
- M.Ed. coursework is available 100% online, which allows students flexibility in scheduling their studies and projects around work and other commitments.
- Our students take content and pedagogically rich courses, which prepare them as leaders in curriculum, design, and delivery. Most students lead professional development workshops that focus on English Learners (ELs) in the schools and district where they teach. Our graduates co-teach and co-plan curricula that is culturally responsive and sustaining.
- Students do community-engaged outreach projects that support students and families outside of the school environment. In the Charlotte area, for example, our students work closely with school partners as well as with after-school and youth empowerment programs in the community.
- Students are encouraged to substitute a study abroad experience for one of the M.Ed. courses. Our Office of Education Abroad can assist students in finding an international study option that fits your interest and training. Graduate students in TESL have opportunities to travel to China, Korea, Germany, South Africa, and India as part of already established UNCC College of Education faculty-led summer programs.
- All teacher education programs at UNC Charlotte are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Graduates may pursue careers in a number of areas such as:
- Teachers in public or private K-12 schools
- Lead teachers, teacher trainers or district leaders in ESL departments
- Teachers in private language schools
- ESL instructors in English language training institutes in community colleges or universities
- Individual tutors in schools and homes
- Teachers of ESL abroad in countries such as China, Japan, and Korea.
- Positions with multinational companies
- Instructors or program directors at non-profit organizations that serve immigrants and refugees
- Consultants within federal and state government agencies
- Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language
- Authentic Assessment
- Second Language Acquisition and Linguistics in K-12 Schools
- Multicultural Education
- Advanced Pedagogy in Teaching English as a Second Language
- 12 months
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- A bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
- For candidates who will apply for the North Carolina “M” license, a North Carolina “A” license (Standard Professional 1 Professional Educator’s License) in Middle Grades (6-9), Secondary Education (9-12), or English as a Second Language (ESL), or the equivalent from another state in both the concentration and content field of the program to which the candidate is making application
- Teaching experience in a middle grades or secondary classroom (Middle Grades or Secondary Education concentrations only)
- GPA of 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale)
- A written narrative providing a statement of purpose for master’s degree study
- Satisfactory recommendations from three professional educators
- Standardized test scores (GRE, MAT) are not required
International11846 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5923 USD per semester during 12 months.
National11846 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5923 USD per semester during 12 months.
In-State2890 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1445 USD per semester during 12 months.
Living costs for Charlotte
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.