Master of Science in Education - Teaching and Learning - ESL/Bilingual (DPI #1395 and #1023)

Help learners from a diverse array of backgrounds with the Teaching and Learning – ESL and Bilingual Licensure.


Department of Graduate Education

For the global classroom in your local school

This program will equip you with an ESL licensure, along with a supplemental bilingual licensure in your selected language area (your choice of Chinese-Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, German, Arabic, Hmong, Albanian, or Urdu). You’ll earn your add-on licensure through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Credits 42
Cost Per Credit $614
  • Adult Literacy Teacher
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
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Program Overview

From the subtleties of word choice to the haphazard relationship between the way a word is spelled and pronounced, the English language can be challenging. It’s hard enough for a native speaker of English to learn and understand the language, much less someone learning English as a second language. But an ESL (ESL #1395) and bilingual licensure (Bilingual #1023) will prepare you to serve your English language learners (ELLs) by helping them become proficient in academic English. And by helping them do that, you’ll prepare them for their continuing education and career readiness goals. Courses are offered in an accelerated 8-week cohort format, and the program is available in both online and face-to-face format. It’s important to note that you will also earn a Master of Science in Education through this program. (A licensure-only option is available as well.)

Academic Community Partnership

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course
What to Expect

In this program, you’ll learn relevant teaching strategies to implement in your classroom, while building a portfolio to demonstrate growth and competency in teaching standards. You’ll also spend time in actual classroom settings, gaining relevant field experience, while learning how to effectively lead instruction in academic English comprehension and understanding. The program will reveal best practices in teaching advanced English vocabulary and syntax, and provide a solid theoretical and practical foundation in the methodology of foreign language learning. All while helping you become a more confident educator.

Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI – ESL #1395 Bilingual #1023 (attaches to your Wisconsin Teaching License)

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Master of Science in Education - Teaching and Learning - ESL/Bilingual (DPI #1395 and #1023) program is available at the following:

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