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English Language Learning and Teaching Specialization Master of Science in Education

School of Education


Total program credits needed for graduation: 46

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One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

11 Required Courses, 46 quarter credits

ED5010 Foundations of Master’s Studies in Education 4 quarter credits
ED5006 Survey of Research Methodology 4 quarter credits
ED5500 Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment OR 4 quarter credits
EDT5130 Understanding Competency-Based Curriculum and Instruction 4 quarter credits
ED5503 Classroom Management Strategies OR 4 quarter credits
EDT5122 Digital Citizenship and Technology Applications 4 quarter credits
ED5720 Assessment and Instruction of English Language Learners 4 quarter credits
ED5722 Strategies for Eliminating the Achievement Gap for English Language Learners 4 quarter credits

Specialization Courses

22 quarter credits

ED5724 Applied Linguistics 4 quarter credits
ED5726* Second Language Acquisition 4 quarter credits
ED5728* Methods, Curriculum, and Materials for English Language Learners 4 quarter credits
ED5730 Culture, Society, and Language 4 quarter credits
ED5699 Master’s Capstone in English Language Learning and Teaching 6 quarter credits

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

This specialization does not lead to license, endorsement, or other professional credential. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website ( Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.

This Specialization has not been reviewed or approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB); KY residents are not eligible for certification, endorsement, rank change, licensure, renewal, etc. by the EPSB.

You may be able to fulfill some requirements by completing a professional development course while you are enrolled in your program.

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What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which may help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.

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