Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach English as a New Language/English as a Second Language?

Our M.S.Ed. program offers a concentration in ENL/ESL that provides coursework for high school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this growing and vitally important field.

The concentration consists of 30 hours of coursework that focuses on both technical aspects of ENL/ESL instruction and wider cultural issues that offer context for understanding the classroom environment. In addition, field experience will acquaint students with the realities of this rewarding work.

This degree program includes the coursework necessary for a license addition in Teaching English Learners (or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). It also includes the coursework necessary for Indiana teachers to serve as "EL Teacher of Record."

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Core Courses
12 credit hours

  • EDUC-H 520 - Education and Social Issues (section for Educational Leadership)
  • EDUC-P 507 - Assessment in Schools
  • EDUC-J 500 - Instruction in Context of Curriculum
  • EDUC-S 590 - Research in Secondary Education

For a degree checksheet associated with the ENL/ESL concentration, please contact the School of Education at

ENL/ESL Courses
18 credit hours

  • EDUC-L 539 - Language Foundations for ESL/EFL
  • EDUC-L 502 - Socio-Psycholinguistics Application to Reading Instruction
  • EDUC-L 524 - Language Issues in Bi- and Multi-Lingual Education
  • EDUC-L 540 - ESL/EFL Instruction and Assessment Approaches
  • EDUC-M 501 - Local Clinical Experience in ENL: Observations (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC-M 501 - Local Clinical Experience in ENL: Teaching (2 credit hours), OR
  • EDUC-H 553 - Travel Study (2 credit hours)

Choose one of the courses below:

  • EDUC-L 541 - Writing Instruction for TESL Teachers
  • EDUC-L 546 - Mentorship and Literacy Coaching for EFL/ESL Teaching
  • EDUC-L 547 - Language Policy and Planning
  • Other courses approved by advisor


For advising information contact Dr. Donna Albrecht.


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Dr. Kelli Dehr Bernedo

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of ENL/ESL Education

Hillside Hall 29
Phone: 812-941-2302

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