2-3 years (full-time)
If you have been a teacher for any length of time, you know that students face their own unique set of challenges in the classroom. But imagine going to school and not even knowing the language your classmates and teachers speak. By earning a master’s degree in ESL, you will be equipped to engage with speakers of other languages in PreK-12 classrooms and watch them discover the wonder of language acquisition.
This online program leads to the Pennsylvania Program Specialist in ESL certificate for teachers already holding a Pennsylvania Instruction I or II certification. Students may complete the six courses for ESL certification only or complete the entire program for the master’s degree with ESL certification.
8 weeks, a few courses are 16 weeks
There is no residency requirement. To help build community students have the opportunity to participate in a weekly 30-60 minute Zoom session with their professor and fellow students.
There is no capstone requirement.
Transfer in up to 9 graduate level credits with a grade of B or higher.
License, Certification, Credential Information
Biblical & Theological Course 3 Credits
MEd Core Courses 21 Credits
ESL Courses 18 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Want to learn more about this master’s degree or LBC | Capital’s graduate school? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning a graduate degree online.
LBC | Capital’s program is designed for active educators who seek a convenient, online learning experience that fits with their busy lifestyle. The mission of the Education Department at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School guides our thinking and practice. We exist to prepare and disciple teachers to be relevant, relational and reflective practitioners who think biblically and impact the educational community. When you earn your MEd from LBC | Capital, you will experience:
The Master of Education will prepare you for a wide range of service and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers in which our MEd alumni serve:
The following is the proposed schedule for this degree program.
|ESL 500 (1) Culture & Communication||One||Fall||3|
|EDU 526 (2) Diagnostic Reading Assessment||One||Fall||3|
|ESL 515 (1) Language & Literacy Development of ESL||One||Spring||3|
|EDU 529 (2) Collaborative Team Approach||One||Spring||3|
|EDU 550 (1) Socio-cultural Perspectives Approach||One||Summer||3|
|ESL 517 (1) Language Foundations for Teachers||One||Summer||3|
|EDU 519 (1) Foundations & Frameworks||Two||Fall||3|
|ESL 520 (2) Instruction & Assessment for ESL (20 hrs. field work)||Two||Fall||3|
|ESL 610 (can be offered whenever needed) ESL Internship & Seminar*||Two||Spring||3|
|BTC 503 Foundations for Integration or 504 Perspectives on Integration||Two||Summer||3|
|EDU 560 (2) Teacher’s Life & Work||Three||Fall||3|
|EDU 598 Seminar in Action Research*||Three||Fall||3|
|EDU 599 (prereq 598) Project in Action Research*||Three||Spring||3|
* = 16 week courses