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English As a Second Language, M.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
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The English As a Second Language program at California University of Pennsylvania is designed for certified teachers who want to expand their expertise and their careers with a master of education degree, but who are not seeking ESL teaching certification.

About

The English As a Second Language program at California University of Pennsylvania states that you will benefit from:

  • Asynchronous online courses that enable you to complete assignments at any time from any location.
  • Instruction that focuses on research-based best practices in ESL education.
  • Involvement in a global community of ESL
  • Job-placement support from faculty, alumni and Cal U's Career

Graduate Outcomes

Cal U's M.Ed. in ESL will prepare you to be an effective teacher for the growing ESL population. In Pennsylvania, there is a shortage of ESL teachers, meaning there are many job opportunities. 

Rewarding ESL career opportunities also exist throughout the United States and abroad, in both the public and private sectors. Cal U alumni have gone on to jobs as:

  • ESL teachers at public and private elementary and secondary schools and tutoring centers.
  • School counselors.
  • Reading specialists.
  • Speech pathologists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To English As A Second Language
  • Developing Cultural Awareness And SensitIvity
  • Methods Of Research
  • Language Acquisition And Development
  • Language Proficiency Assessment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Master's with certification  AND Certification Only: Copy of teaching certification
  • Applicants in other states will have six months after admission to secure and submit evidence of PA Department of Education certification
  • Master's Only:  Resume will be evaluated on the basis of prior studies and/or significant professional experience

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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Funding

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