Online Graduate Degrees

Bilingual & English as a Second Language (LDL)

College of Education

The Bilingual/ESL program provides teachers with a better understanding of key teaching strategies to support multilingual students in their classroom. Educators have the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies for all students regardless of language. Students will learn research-based curricular and instructional strategies including the use of new digital media to effectively teach students for whom English is a Second Language. The program is for teachers, department heads, principals, and other administrators who are interested in PK-16 bilingual and ESL education and learning different methods of teaching, learning, and assessment in a bilingual environment.

Total Credit Hours: 32

Applications are accepted year round.

Admission Requirements:

  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Transcripts
  • Scholarly Writing Sample
  • GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale

Degree Requirements:

  • CI 433: Foundations of Bilingual Education
  • CI 446: Culture in the Classroom
  • CI 477: Bilingual ESL Methods & Materials
  • CI 507: Linguistics for Classroom Teachers
  • CI 517: Bilingual and ESL Assessment
  • EPS 431: New Learning
  • Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Foundations Course (Choose 1)
    • EPS 405: Historical and Social Barriers
    • EPS 410: Philosophy of Education
    • EPS 412: Critical Thinking for Teachers
    • EPS 415: Technology and Educational Reform
    • EPS 550: Global Issues in Learning
    • EPS 500: Topics in Educational Policy (preferred)
  • Educational Psychology Foundations Course (Choose 1)
    • EPSY 407: Adult Learning and Development
    • EPSY 408: Learning and Human Development with EdTech (preferred)
    • EPSY 550: Global Issues in Learning


  • $459 per credit hour