Expand your passion for teaching reading and writing skills to new and diverse learner communities through our Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy with Reading Specialist and ESL Emphases online degree program.
Many states and districts across the nation are requiring schools to have ESL-trained teachers. Our ESL emphasis program (paired with our Reading Specialist emphasis) will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to teach English literacy to a range of students from varied backgrounds.
Our in-depth M.Ed. curriculum gives you the resources to adapt your elementary or secondary lesson plans based on what you learn in your coursework, while also understanding and integrating cultural issues as part of your own instructional practice.
You will also be supported by our cohort-based approach: gain from the knowledge, experience and practical advice of a network of other educational professionals that share your interests.
Establish an understanding of the English language as a system (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse) that has language variation and cross-linguistic differences
Exhibit an understanding of language variation, cross-linguistic differences and first language transfer
Demonstrate understanding of the processes of first and second language development and of development of bilingualism and bi-literacy, as well as an ability to apply current theories and research to support student learning
Establish an ability to apply research-based practices and strategies to plan, implement, and manage standards-based ESL and content instruction
Expand ability to apply ethical principles to teaching EFL and ESL
The next start date for Literacy with Reading Specialist and ESL Emphases is Monday, May 1.
Literacy with Reading Specialist and ESL Emphases
With your M.Ed. from Concordia University, Nebraska, you'll be equipped to make a difference in your classroom and the lives of your students.
Whether you're most comfortable studying with a group of peers in class, at your own pace from the comforts of your home, or a mix of both, we offer you the choice between on-campus, online or hybrid course options.
We provide you with options so you can earn your degree in the way that works best for you.