Online Master of Arts in Education (Educating Multilingual Learners)
Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
The online multilingual education master's degree program is ideal for individuals interested in educating multilingual learners and understanding students' cultural and social backgrounds. This program caters to professionals in a wide range of roles. These include new and experienced teachers; school district, college or university administrators; policymakers; and community workers and organizations serving diverse populations.
In this multilingual education program, you will learn to recognize, articulate, and critique the relationship between language, culture, and identity. This key skill will allow you to innovate pedagogical best practices within a classroom or learning environment. You will also become equipped with the knowledge necessary to collaborate with peers and educators on developing reading, writing, and listening assessments. You will learn to create and advance language and learning advocacy strategies while involving the community and families as partners.
The successful graduate will be prepared to apply program models to support language acquisition and assess English learner proficiency.
As student demographics continue to shift, educators and administrators must become familiar with their students' sociocultural backgrounds, including their language backgrounds. Full-time faculty experts designed this program in bilingual/dual language education, linguistics, and literacy education. The program also supports the current and equity-oriented theory, pedagogy, and practice surrounding multilingual teaching learners.
While this program supports learners seeking English as a second language (ESL) training, the curriculum extends beyond ESL. It includes content appropriate for educators and individuals working within their communities at nonprofits or other organizations. Language education is beneficial, such as a refugee coordinator or liaison.
Graduates with a Master of Arts in Education (educating multilingual learners) are well-suited for positions within education or organizations serving international or immigrant populations:
Student services advisor
Multilingual or bilingual education specialist
Professional development manager