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Mason undergraduates are eligible to apply to this bachelor's/accelerated master's program, which allows them to obtain both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree within an accelerated time frame. The program also offers the advantage of paying undergraduate tuition rates for graduate classes taken while finishing the bachelor’s degree, with some graduate classes able to count towards both degrees.

If you are pursuing an undergraduate education degree that leads to a Virginia teaching license, this program will allow you to add an endorsement in ESOL PK–12.

This master's degree concentration builds professional knowledge around integrating content and language/literacy instruction for English learners into teaching practices so as to create optimal learning experiences and outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

Coursework emphasizes the intersection of culture, language, and identity and its application to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse PK-12 learners. Each course requires fieldwork to provide opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills learned in coursework to teaching and learning with English learners. This degree will appeal to in-service, licensed PK-12 teachers as well as instructional assistants who want to develop deep expertise for working with English learners. It also provides preparation for licensed teachers to sit for the Praxis Subject Assessment in English to Speakers of Other Languages (required by the Virginia Department of Education to obtain an add-on ESL endorsement).