Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach English as a New Language/English as a Second Language?

Our M.S.Ed. program offers a concentration in E.N.L./E.S.L. that provides coursework for high 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-S 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 520 Advanced Study of Foreign Language Teaching 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 541 Writing instruction for ESL/EFL Teachers 3
EDUC-L 501 Local Clinical Experience in ENL: Observations 1
EDUC-M 501 Laboratory/Field Experience 2
EDUC-H 553 Travel Study 2


One 3-credit course from advanced methods, workshop courses, or courses approved through petition.


Please contact Faye Camahalan, Ph.D. at (812) 941-2136 or for advising information on education requirements. For E.N.L./E.S.L. requirements, contact Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, program advisor at (812) 941-2302 or