Master of Science in Education – Teaching and Learning – ESL Licensure (DPI #1395)

English is a difficult language to learn. It’s also difficult to teach. Sharpen your skills for a 21st century classroom. This program allows you to earn your add-on licensure (ESL #1395) through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.


Department of Graduate Education

Impact the world at your front door

As our local communities become increasingly global, the need for proficiency in the English language increases. Help those neighbors in your community who are struggling to learn English by enrolling in the flexible program. Learn teaching strategies for language acquisition and broaden your understanding of how non-native English speakers experience English speaking society.

Program Overview

From the subtleties of word choice to the haphazard relationship between the way a word is spelled and pronounced,  it is 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 licensure (ESL #1395) will prepare you to serve your English language learners (ELLs) by helping them become proficient in academic English. 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

You’ll learn relevant teaching strategies to implement in your classroom, while building a portfolio to demonstrate growth and competency in teaching standards. 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 emerge a more confident educator.

Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI – ESL #1395 (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
  • Online

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