English as a Second Language (MEd)

Leading the way for English language learners. 

Teaching is all about building connections with students and helping them overcome barriers to learning. Language is often the biggest obstacle for many students, especially English language learners (ELLs). As the ELL population continues to grow, the demand for skilled instructors who

can support these students inside and outside the classroom is on the rise. At Mary Baldwin, we’ll give you the skills you need to help ELL students feel comfortable and grow academically. 

Time to finish
2 years
Master of Education

Why Study English as a Second Language at Mary Baldwin?

At Mary Baldwin, you’ll gain the necessary skills, knowledge, and support to excel in your role as an educator of English language learners. We’ve designed our program to address the growing need for educators who can make a real difference in the lives of English language learners (ELLs). 

Throughout your educational journey, you won’t be alone. You’ll have the support of a dedicated advisor who will be there to assist and guide you every step of the way. This personalized attention ensures that you receive the necessary guidance and resources for a smooth and rewarding experience as you progress through the program. If you currently have ELL students in your own classroom, our program offers a unique advantage. You can complete all your practica right there, within your familiar teaching environment. This hands-on experience provides valuable real-world learning opportunities, allowing you to directly apply your newly acquired skills and strategies to support your ELL students effectively.

Benefits of the MEd program: 

  • Is entirely online for maximum flexibility
  • Degree completion in approximately two years
  • Your designated advisor will help guide you through the program
  • All practica can take place in your own classroom if you have ELL students
  • MBU professors are dedicated to ELL instruction, curriculum design, and meeting the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students

“If your interest is piqued to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students, this program is for you.”

Dr. Stephanie SeboltAssistant Professor, ESL Program Director

Curriculum and Courses

Whether you’re a teacher looking to move into a higher salary scale or want to gain skills working with English language learners, our online program provides the tools you need to take that next step and make an even bigger difference in the lives of students. 

Sample Courses 

  • Learning Theory for Diverse Learners 
  • Leadership in Education 
  • Methods of Professional Inquiry 
  • Technologies to Advance Learning 
  • Inquiry Research Project

View all course requirements.

Earn your master’s degree in English as a Second Language online

We know how busy you are with responsibilities both at work and at home. That’s why we meet you where you are by giving you the leeway to learn on your own time, in your own way, and according to your own schedule. The practicum can even be completed in your own classroom.

Outstanding Outcomes and Opportunities

Whether you’re looking to improve educational outcomes for students in your current school or explore expanded job opportunities, the MEd in English as a Second Language program has proven results. Top positions for people with MEd in English as a Second Language include: 

  • Adult Education Teacher 
  • Academic Advisor 
  • Corporate Trainer 
  • ELL Instructor 
  • Instructional Designer 
  • Curriculum Leader 

You can use your degree in a variety of settings, advocating for ELLs in schools, agencies, nonprofits, and research organizations.

Cost & Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

Courses in the MBU MEd in English as a Second Language program are available at a lower per-credit-hour rate. All courses are online, and the 12-hour fieldwork requirement can be completed in your current classroom.

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!