Our M.S.Ed. program offers a concentration in ENL/ESL 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 30 hours of coursework that focuses on both technical aspects of ENL/ESL 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 ENL/ESL 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-E 590 Research in Secondary Education 1-3
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in Context of Curriculum 3
ENL/ESL Courses - 18 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-L 524 Language Issues in Bi- and Multi-Lingual Education 3
EDUC-L 540 ESL/EFL Instruction and Assessment Approaches 3
EDUC-L 539 Language Foundation for ESL/EFL 3
EDUC-L 502 Socio‐Psycholinguistics Application to Reading Instruction 3
EDUC-M 501 Local Clinical Experience in ENL: Observations 1
EDUC-M 501 Local Clinical Experience in ENL: Teaching 2
Choose also one of the courses below:
EDUC-L 546 Mentorship and Literacy Coaching of EFL/ESL Teaching 3
EDUC-L 547 Language Policy and Planning 3
EDUC-L 541 Writing Instruction for TESL Teachers 3

Other course as approved by program advisor


Please contact Lisa Hoffman, Ph.D. for advising information on education requirements. For ENL/ESL requirements, contact Donna Albrecht, Ph.D.

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Dr. Donna Albrecht

Associate Professor School of Education
Director of New Neighbors Center
Coordinator of ENL/ESL Programs

Hillside Hall 09
Phone: (812) 941-2594

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Lisa Hoffman Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor

Hillside Hall 20B
Phone: (812) 941-2137