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.

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.)

Educator discounts

  • Students at one of our many Preferred Educational Partnership Schools can join a cohort at Concordia in the area of education and get 24% off of their tuition.
  • Educators currently working in a Christian K-12 school may receive a 25-percent tuition discount on any graduate-level education program or 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 nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

  • Kenosha
  • Madison
  • Online

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