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. This option is now available entirely online!
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.
ELL courses are offered in a variety of formats (on-campus, online and/or hybrid) to allow you to work around your busy schedule.
To be accepted into the MSE in ELL, K-12 Option you must:
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.
To be accepted into the MSE in ELL, TESL Option, you must:
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.