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; however, as a vehicle for building community and engaging in discussion around critical issues, there is one 30- to 60-minute synchronous zoom session per week.
There is no capstone requirement.
Transfer in up to 9 graduate level classes with a grade of B or higher.
License, Certification, Credential Information
Fall Semester: August 1,
Spring Semester: December 1,
Summer Semester: April 1
MEd Core Courses 15 Credits
Special Education Courses 24 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Copy about certification
View the Academic Catalog for the complete program details.
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. We have MEd alumni serving as Academic Support Teacher at a Christian school in Lancaster County.
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|
|Bible Courses (four 1-credit courses)||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