Online Master of Arts in Education With a Concentration in Linguistic Diversity and Educational Equity
30 credit hours | In-state tuition: $490/credit hour | Out-of-state tuition: $575/credit hour
- Convenient 100% online master’s program for working teachers and education-related professionals
- Can be completed in as few as 12 months
- Program curriculum approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Prepares certified teachers for state ESL supplemental certification
- Available on the Academic Common Market (ACM)*
Note: This program does not provide initial teacher certification. For those who are already certified teachers (not required for program admission), program coursework provides the knowledge needed to challenge Texas/your state’s required exam and earn an English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching endorsement.
Help Implement Transformational Language & Social Justice Policies
There is a growing need for highly trained educators to promote justice in our increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse society. The M.A. with a concentration in Linguistic Diversity & Educational Equity gives teachers and education-related professionals an advantage in today’s multilingual/multicultural classrooms and workplaces.
This program is ideal for those seeking to address equity both broadly and specifically for English Language Learners/Emergent Bilinguals. Graduates go on to take leadership roles in a variety of fields, including public/private schools, community-based organizations, research and nonprofit/for-profit companies. The program also prepares those wishing to pursue a doctorate in education or the social sciences. As a student in this program, you will develop a variety of tools to be an agent of positive change in educational policy and practices.
Graduates of the program may go on to positions such as:
- ESL Curriculum Specialist
- Public/Private ESL Teacher
- Educational Diversity Coordinator
- Curriculum Developer
- Grant Writer
- Instructional Coordinator (2019-2029 projected growth of 6%)
- Training and Development Specialist (2019-2029 projected growth of 9%)
- Educational Policy Analyst
- Educational Activist or Lobbyist
- Workers in Nonprofit Organizations/NGOs (non-governmental organizations)
- Post-Secondary Faculty or Administrator
This program does not provide initial teacher certification. For those who are already certified teachers (not required for program admission), program coursework provides the knowledge needed to challenge Texas/your state’s required exam and earn an English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching endorsement.
The 30-credit online concentration in Linguistic Diversity and Educational Equity requires you to successfully complete 10 master’s-level courses.