School of Education - George Mason University

Learn more about beginning to earn a master's degree and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education (PK-12 Non-Licensure) while you are an undergraduate student.

If you are pursuing an undergraduate education degree with licensure, this program will allow you to add an ESOL endorsement to your teaching licensure. Speak to an advisor today!

This Bachelor’s Accelerated Master’s (BAM) is designed for academically strong undergraduates (minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA) currently enrolled at George Mason University with an interest in pursuing an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education (PK-12 Non-Licensure) within an accelerated time frame.

Beginning in Fall 2021, students may apply for the Bachelor’s Accelerated Master’s program during the first semester junior year (the semester in which they will have earned at least 60 semester hours) and once any prerequisites have been met. Students must have a minimum of 75 credit hours to begin the BAM.

Beginning in Fall 2021, accepted BAM undergraduate students may take a maximum of 18 credits of graduate coursework with 12 credits/18 credits counting toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Start Your Application Process Today!

To begin the application process, create an account, and initiate a Content Area Review (Endorsement Account), connect with a Teacher Educator Advisor today. The Undergraduate Pre-Education Advisor and Pre-Education Advising Coordinators can share all the information that you need about the BAM opportunity as well as how to complete the application process.

MEd Program and Licensure Requirements

In addition to standard requirements, students interested in an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)Education (PK-12 Licensure) must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. An official CEHD Content Area (Endorsement) Review must be completed and reflect the following: six credits of a foreign language.
  2. If accepted and having completed at least 120 credits and all requirements for a BA in any degree, students are awarded a bachelor’s degree and admitted to the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education (PK-12 Non-Licensure).

Bachelor’s Degree/Curriculum and Instruction, Accelerated MEd (English to Speakers of Other Languages PK-12 Non-Licensure Concentration)

Note: This is a sample schedule of courses. Mapping your course schedule depends on your bachelor’s degree. Please work closely with the Undergraduate Pre-Education Advisor.

Both capstone courses (EDCI 776 and EDCI 777) should be done while working in new position and can be taken online.

NOTE: Beginning the BAM after spring semester junior year and/or not taking the recommended courses each semester will result in extended time for completion, as all courses may not be offered each semester.