Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

English Language Teaching and Learning

The MEd degree in English Language Teaching and Learning is designed to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively teach English language learners in a variety of environments.

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills in different environments including P–12 grade schools, school and community English as a second language (ESL) classrooms, and international ESL and English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms. The program provides training to help educators provide students with the social, cultural, linguistic, and academic tools to successfully command the English language.

  • Length of Program. The degree includes 30 hours of coursework and continuous enrollment each academic term (excluding summer) is required until all requirements are completed. Students have a maximum of five years to complete the degree. 
  • ESL Endorsement. The English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement provides teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively teach English language learners in a mainstream or ESL classroom context. The curriculum integrates innovative methods for instruction and assessment as well as current information on theory, research, language, and language policy pertinent to today’s classroom. The endorsement includes 18 hours of coursework.
  • Career Opportunities. As classrooms become more linguistically diverse, the demand for well-prepared English language teachers will continue in domestic and international contexts.  Graduates of the MEd in English Language Teaching and Learning and ESL endorsement programs will respond to the growing language diversity while also broadening their careers.
  • Location and Times. Courses in the MEd in English Language Teaching and Learning and ESL endorsement programs are offered at Loyola’s Cuneo Campus in Vernon Hills. Classes occur in the late afternoon and early evening hours during the work week.

  • Accreditation. The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The program is also accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and the International Baccalaureate Organization.

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