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Online MSECE Bilingual ESL Concentration

OMSECE Bilingual/ESL Focus Area

Learn the most effective ways to support multilingual students.

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Add Language-Related Skills to Your Resume

Focus on supporting the development and learning of young emergent bilingual and multilingual children in a variety of settings. Once complete, you may be able you to earn the Bilingual and/or an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement through your state board of education.

  • For Illinois residents, it allows you to opt for a bilingual and/or ESL endorsement with your educators’ license.
  • If you are not proficient in another language, you will earn the ESL endorsement.
  • If you hold an Illinois Professional Educator License and pass a proficiency test in a second language, you can earn both an ESL and Bilingual endorsement.

BILINGUAL/ESL FOCUS AREA HIGHLIGHTS

Our Program is Made For You

This 30-credit hour program can be personalized to your focus on bilingual education.

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High-Demand Skills

Sharpen your competitive edge in the marketplace.

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Online Convenience

24-hour online access allows you to make your schedule.

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This concentration prepares you to seek the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education (ECE) Credential, Levels 2-5, through the Entitled Route.

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Capstone Project

Complete an inquiry project exploring particular developmental characteristics and learning needs of bi or multi-lingual children.

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Your Ideal Program  

Depending on your goals, choose from a 20 month or 3 year program.

Explore a Few of the Focus Area Courses

This course develops students’ understanding of language development in the first eight years of life and the principles that govern the process.

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Language Development in New Language Learners
This course develops students’ understanding of language development in the first eight years of life and the principles that govern the process.
B402
Methods and Materials for Teaching New Language Learners
This course will allow in-service teachers currently working with language minority students to consider the theoretical underpinnings and pedagogical rationale for a variety of teaching methods used to support successful learning for young English learners, and to incorporate them into the practice of their own early childhood classroom.
B406
Emergent Literacy with New Language Learners
The course will focus on the role of parents and teachers in promoting literacy development in early childhood classrooms, the relationship between oral and written language, and the role of high quality multicultural literature and story telling in emergent literacy.
B405

Hear from Our Faculty

Luisiana Melendez
Luisiana Melendez
PhD, Concentration Leader, Online MS in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL Concentration
“The United State is becoming more and more linguistically diverse. Our schools, social service organizations, and other providers serve many children who speak languages other than English, so it is critical to understand the impact of exposure to two or more on young children’s development and learning.”
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT & SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS

Look Into Erikson’s Robust Financial Support & Scholarship Options

With dozens of scholarships and financial aid opportunities, our team is here to help you make your graduate education more affordable.

Based on your unique professional goals, we can help you understand tuition and expenses, and identify possible financial support opportunities.

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Further your marketability with our Gateway to Opportunity Credential.

Erikson Institute has partnered with Illinois Gateways to Opportunity to be able to provide an entitled application route for the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education Credential, Levels 2-5.

Students in the Bilingual focus area may seek these additional Illinois Gateways to Opportunity credentials to help demonstrate your content knowledge, skills and experience, especially to potential employers within Illinois. The application process, timing and related costs may vary.

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