Education Specialist in English Second Language

English Language acquisition is of extreme importance in today’s global community. NCU’s Education Specialist (EdS) in English as a Second Language (ESL) specialization will help you develop the ability to build successful programs to support those who are learning English as a second language, assess the skills of diverse students, and design bilingual instruction. This specialization provides you with a strong knowledge base to put new methods and approaches into practice. Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge and skills to serve as a leader for others involved with ESL teaching and learning in many diverse settings. This specialization can also prepare you for doctoral studies in English as a Second Language should you desire to continue to advance your education.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EdS 33 11 18 months View Course Catalog

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Education Specialist Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for learning and educating diverse groups.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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