Our M.S.Ed. program offers a concentration in E.N.L./E.S.L. that provides coursework for elementary school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this growing and vitally important field.

The concentration consists of 36 hours of coursework that focuses on both technical aspects of E.N.L./E.S.L. instruction and wider cultural issues that offer context for understanding the classroom environment. In addition, field experience will acquaint students with the realities of this rewarding work.

The certificate meets required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in E.N.L./E.S.L. to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

Core Courses - 12 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum 3
EDUC-E 590 Research in Secondary Education 1-3
ENL/ESL Courses - 21 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-L 539 Language Foundation for ESL/EFL 3
EDUC-L 502 Socio‐Psycholinguistics Application to Reading Instruction 3
EDUC-L 524 Language Issues in Bi- and Multi-Lingual Education 3
EDUC-L 540 ESL/EFL Instruction and Assessment Approaches 3
EDUC-L 501 Local Clinical Experience in ENL: Observations 1
EDUC-M 501 Laboratory/Field Experience 2
EDUC-H 553 Travel Study 2
EDUC-L 546 Mentorship and Literacy Coaching of EFL/ESL Teaching 3
EDUC-L 547 Language Policy and Planning 3


Please contact Lisa Hoffman, Ph.D. at (812) 941-2137 or for advising information on education requirements. For E.N.L./E.S.L. requirements, contact Donna Albrecht, Ph.D. at (812) 941-2594 or