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English Language Learners, MSE

The Master of Science in Education in English Language Learners (ELL) is a graduate degree designed to prepare you to teach English Language Learners (ELLs)  in the United States or abroad. This program has two options for the completion of the degree:

  • K-12  -  this option will enhance your knowledge and skills as a K-12 teacher to effectively serve the growing population of ELLs in US schools. The K-12 option also offers the Missouri ELL certification endorsement opportunity to help you become a certified ELL teacher in Missouri schools. 

  • TESL  -  this option will prepare you to be an effective and skilled teacher for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to contribute to the education of English learners outside of the United States and/or at the college level.

The ultimate goal of the MSE in ELL program is to improve the educational experiences of ELLs in the United States and abroad through the preparation of effective educators while also helping you grow professionally.

 

Flexible Class Formats

ELL courses are offered in a variety of formats (on-campus, online and/or hybrid) to allow you to work around your busy schedule.

Explore the MSE in ELL Options

K-12 Option

To be accepted into the MSE in ELL, K-12 Option you must:

  1. Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75;
  2. Submit proof of teacher certification or professional endorsement from any of the 50 states or territories and have graduated from a CAEP or regionally accredited university;
  3. Submit a copy of your last summative teaching evaluation (i.e., a PBTE or similar evaluation form), or a letter from a school superintendent, principal, or professor attesting to your teaching skills and/or graduate studies potential. If you do not meet these criteria, you must design, with a program advisor or graduate coordinator, a conditional program (including the program’s research course) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50.

International applicants should meet these requirements in comparable ways. International students must meet minimum English language requirements as determined by UCM's international admissions requirements.

TESL Option

To be accepted into the MSE in ELL, TESL Option, you must:

  1. Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. If you do not meet these criteria, you must design, with a program advisor or graduate coordinator, a conditional program (including the program’s research course) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50. International applicants should meet these requirements in comparable ways.
  2. Show grammar competency by the time of graduation. This can be done by having completed a prior approved grammar course, passing a test, or enrolling in English 5110.

For acceptance into this program, non-native speakers of English must score above 85 on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or earn a score of 7.0 or above on the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

After you are accepted into the MSE in ELL degree program, you will be assigned a graduate advisor who will assist you developing a Program of Study and selecting courses to help you finish your program in a way that best meets your needs.

What to Expect

  • Highly qualified faculty who present and publish nationally and internationally, are leaders in professional organizations such as TESOL and MidTESOL, and have many combined years of teaching experience.
  • Expertise in research-based best practices for classroom application.
  • Personal advising with ELL faculty.

Program Coordinator

Nabat Erdogan
Assistant Professor
Lovinger 2135
Tel: (660) 543-4230

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