• School of Education

  • Master of Arts in English as a Second Language

    Innovative educators who are passionate about teaching English as a second language and want to inspire, challenge, and make a difference in the lives of their students are in demand.

    Hamline School of Education's Master of Arts in English as a Second Language provides you with cutting-edge curriculum grounded in current scholarship, preparing you to maximize your students' language development through effective instruction based on the latest ESL techniques.

    With a Master of Arts in English as a Second Language from Hamline, you will:

    • Gain foundational knowledge in language systems and how they relate to instruction.
    • Understand the relationship between language and culture and how it affects learning.
    • Expand your knowledge of cultural differences and how they manifest in the classroom.
    • Develop the expertise to effectively motivate students while developing and assessing their skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
    • Become an advocate for classroom and school environments that facilitate language learning and involve families and communities as partners.
    • Pose questions related to your instruction and develop the skills to systematically investigate those questions.

    Program Overview

    Structure:
    Evening courses are offered weekly on campus and online during fall, spring, and summer.

    Time to Complete:
    Students taking 8-10 credits a term can complete course work in 4-5 semesters (approximately 1 ½ years), and then have an additional 2 years in which to complete their capstone (thesis).

    Program Begins:
    Fall, spring, and summer terms.

    Curriculum:
    34 to 43 semester credits, varies according to concentration area.

    Cost:
    $405 per credit, for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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