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English Language Learning and Teaching
Master of Science in Education

In our increasingly diverse educational system, teachers trained to instruct English language learners (ELLs) are vital. The Capella University online master's in Education, English Language Learning and Teaching can prepare licensed K–12 teachers* to design, teach, and evaluate modern curricula for ELLs. You’ll learn best practices and emerging trends, gain vital collaborative skills, and establish your ability to influence English education decisions at the school or district level. A dynamic blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience will help prepare you for the next steps in your teaching career.

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

Relevant, respected curriculum

This program was developed around national curriculum standards for English language learners.

Technology-savvy learning

Become more familiar with modern tools and technologies that can help you teach ELLs more effectively.

Apply the latest knowledge

Effectively use theories, models, knowledge, and best practices to meet the needs of ELLs.

Classes start January 8

Use the code MSFALL to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 3 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 2 Elective courses
  • Capstone

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education English Language degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSEd in English Language Learning and Teaching.

Job titles to explore

  • Teacher of English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Adult basic education teacher
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty of education courses

Employment settings to explore

  • K–12 public or private school
  • K–12 virtual or charter school
  • Community or technical college
  • Community-based organization
  • Land-based or online college or university

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.