English as a Second Language


In response to the needs of a growing population of English Language Learners, Mary Baldwin is pleased to offer a Master of Education degree in English as a Second Language (ESL). This specialization is for licensed teachers who wish to add an endorsement in ESL. Our comprehensive program is grounded in theory, successful practices with English Language Learners, leadership, and research. Our program provides students with a broad understanding of how to design curriculum, instruction, and assessments; meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, incorporate technology into instruction, and design and conduct inquiry-based research.

Students are required to have completed a modern, spoken foreign language through the intermediate college level before finishing the program. Prior college coursework will apply to this requirement. All courses for the concentration are online.

IN 627 Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners 3sh
IN 629 Leadership in Education 3sh
IN 630* Methods of Professional Inquiry 4sh
ED 608 Field Experience 3sh
ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning 3sh
ED 632 Inquiry Research Project 3sh
ED 645 Linguistics for ESL teachers 3sh
ED 646 Culturally Responsive Teaching & Communication 3sh
ED 647 ESL Assessment and Curriculum Design 3sh
ED 648 Literacy Instruction for ESL students 3sh
ED 649** Methods of ESL Instruction with Practicum 4sh
Total Degree Credits 35sh

* Prerequisite course for ED 632.

** Before taking ED 649, students should have already completed (or be concurrently enrolled in) ED 645, ED 646, ED 647, and ED 648.