M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning: Bilingual ESL Concentration

Coordinator:
Dr. Gladys Vega (interim)
Office: Atrium Rm 230
Phone: ext. 3043 
Email: vega4@wpunj.edu

Program Description:

This program focuses on developing advanced practitioners in the fields of bilingual education and English for speakers of other languages. As part of the full master’s degree program in education, the concentration stresses principles of inquiry, theory, professional applications, and research. Students who are New Jersey certified teachers may also pursue, with additional requirements, an endorsement as either bilingual and /or ESL teachers.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Curriculum and Learning Bilingual / ESL, MED

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Entry Requirements:
Each applicant must demonstrate that he or she can fulfill the requirements of the program, including the ability to read and write at a graduate level, the capability to do graduate level academic work, and an interest in educational theory and practice. Toward this end the requirements for admission are:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended: A cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may supplement their application with additional evidence in support of their academic potential for successful completion of the degree program)
  • A copy of a CEAS or standard teaching license (Program directors have discretion to waive this requirement based on unique circumstances).
  • Participation and satisfactory completion of a group interview.

Exit Requirements:

  • The completion of 33 credits of prescribed graduate study for all concentrations including one three-credit course in the social sciences selected with advisement and six credits in educational research culminating in the production of a master's thesis.
  • The completion of a multi-chapter empirical/action research thesis in the field of specialization to be developed during Research in Education I and Research in Education II courses.