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Multilingual Education MA – Teaching English to SPeakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – Courses & Requirements

The TESOL emphasis of this Multilingual Education Master of Arts degree is 30 credit hours. The online delivery can be completed in five academic terms (20 months) if you take both available courses each term.

Course of Study

For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page.

Required Courses (24 Credit Hours)

ECLD 589 Language, Linguistics, and Education (3)

ECLD 590 Communication and Technologies for Multilingual Education (3)

ECLD 592 Second Language Acquisition Theory (3)

ECLD 594 Foundations of Language and Linguistics for ESL/Bilingual Educators (3)

ECLD 604 Field Experience in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (3)

ECLD 605 Seminar in Multilingual Teaching and Learning I (3)

ECLD 610 Practices in ESL/EFL Instruction and Assessment (3)

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Students take 6 credits from among the courses listed below.  Your advisor will work with you individually to plan for electives.

Elective One (Choose One)

EDRD 523 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3)

ECLD 591 Multilingualism and Multilingual Education: Theories and Practices (3)

Elective Two (Choose One)

ECLD 593 Language, School and Society (3)

ECLD 596 Effective Instruction in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (3)

ECLD 602 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)

ECLD 607 Seminar in Multilingual Teaching and Learning II (3) - major research paper option

EDRD 523 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

EDSE 679 Interventions for Students with Cultural and Linguistic Differences (3)

Comprehensive Exam

Candidates must successfully pass a comprehensive exam at the end of the master's degree program.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
5 terms (20 months)
$520/credit hour

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Dana Walker, PhD


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