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English Language Learning and Teaching Specialization Master of Science in Education

School of Education

Overview

Prepare yourself to meet the growing needs of English Language Learners in the classroom with Capella’s online Master's in English Language Learning and Teaching program. Build the skills to advance and make an impact in your profession by using instructional strategies, emerging trends, and best practices to support non-native English-speaking students

This program was developed around national curriculum standards for English Language Learners. Coursework covers such topics as ELL assessment and instruction, applied linguistics, curriculum development, cultural competence, classroom management, instructional technologies, and techniques for working collaboratively with administrators, teachers, guidance staff, and families to improve student success.

This specialization does not satisfy licensure requirements for P–12 public school teachers or administrators.

This program is part of Capella University’s Professional Education Unit, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Degree Outcomes

With your Master’s in English Language Learning and Teaching from Capella, you’ll learn to effectively use theories, models, knowledge, and best practices of the field to meet the needs of ELLs. You’ll also demonstrate cultural competence in order to strengthen cross-cultural understanding, create a climate of inclusiveness, and promote learning. 

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master’s in English Language Learning and Teaching include adjunct or part-time faculty, adult basic education teacher/tutor, curriculum specialist, ELL/ESL/ESOL coordinator or supervisor, and teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Second Language (TESL) or Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Potential workplaces include adult education program, alternative school, charter school, community or technical college, curriculum development company, P–12 public or private school or school district office.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start November 6th

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$15,452$20,888*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$453 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Grants

Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

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Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ED5724 Applied Linguistics
ED5722 Strategies for Eliminating the Achievement Gap for English Language Learners
ED5730 Culture, Society, and Language
ED5728 Methods, Curriculum, and Materials for English Language Learners

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Ready for the Next Step?

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