M. Ed ESL/ELL (Linguistically Diverse Education)

Master Of Arts in ESL/ELL (Linguistically Diverse Education)


Enhance your abilities in the classroom by earning a masters in ESL/ELL (Linguistically Driven Education), making a positive impact on diverse learners.

A Degree Built by Teachers For Teachers.
CSU-Pueblo is-and always has been- accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Connect with different students, become a better educator

Are you passionate about helping diverse students transition and succeed in the classroom? Are you eager to help children of all backgrounds communicate effectively? If you're already a licensed teacher and are ready to enhance your offering and meaningfully impact the lives of students, the masters in ESL is the degree you have been looking for.

For millions of preK-12 students in America, English is not the language they speak when at home with their families. Because of this, they may struggle with language barriers at school, making it more difficult to comprehend what’s being taught in the classroom.

If you are interested in finding ways to better communicate with these students and helping them learn, a masters degree in ESL/ELL (Linguistically Diverse Education) could be the perfect fit for you. This degree can be instrumental in helping you forge better connections with students from diverse backgrounds, become a better educator, and change your classroom and the greater community for the better. You'll graduate from this masters program with ESL/ELL knowledge, improved teaching skills, enhanced understanding of varied cultural backgrounds, and practical field experience you'll need to become a more valuable educator, ready to pursue ESL or ELL certification.

When we say affordable, we mean it.

$3550 +

9 MTI courses

$5,170 +

4 CSU-P courses

- $650

CSUP Scholarship
Minus MTI Discount



Earn your masters in ESL degree for about half what you’d pay at another university.

The lowest tuition and the ability to complete your masters in 15 months or less make our ESL graduate programs more affordable than those offered by ANY other schools. When you compare us with other programs, each of our degree programs offer a rigorous curriculum with competitive post-graduation results for around half what you'd pay at another university—or even less.

With MTI, there are never any hidden fees. Your affordable course tuition includes your textbooks and materials, your graduate degree credits, and shipping costs.

We also make it easy to pay for your courses, with online payments by credit or debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) and PayPal or PayPal Credit®.

Curriculum that ensures you’ve mastered the things ESL/ELL students need you to know.

Program consists of:

13 courses 38 credits

We design our curriculum to be timely, relevant, and practical—all to ensure your ESL masters degree online is proof you really know your stuff.

Every course focuses on a set of clearly defined competencies that you must prove you’ve learned—through a set group of assessments (text questions, applications, journaling, research and essay evaluation).

That means that what you learn will be directly applicable in your classroom—and in fueling your students’ success. It’s all about real-world applicability so every moment spent studying is time well spent.

Your ESL/ELL coursework will include graduate-level instruction in a variety of subjects, including language theory, foundations of language and culture in education, instructional planning and delivery for ESL/ELL learners, primary and second-language acquisition and grammar principles and theories, assessment of and advocacy for ESL/ELL students, practical field experience, and more.

A different way to learn: Degree programs designed to fit your life—and all the demands on your time, resources and budget.

We understand that you have professional responsibilities, family obligations, and personal commitments. That’s why we offer a personalized, flexible and cost-effective approach to your higher education. Our degrees are developed “By Teachers for Teachers” and are personalized, career-focused and built to fit your life. Complete your ESL master degree or masters in ELL coursework using self-paced distance courses along with online, anytime and anywhere your schedule allows, and move through your studies and assessments as quickly as you are able.

With MTI, you can learn online at your pace using a distance/correspondence course format, by taking instructor-led online courses with specific start and end dates, choosing self-paced online courses you can complete in up to a year as your schedule allows, participating in “field trip” on-site learning opportunities or E-Adventure courses, and more. We understand teachers have other obligations inside and outside their classrooms, and have designed our masters degree programs to be flexible and adaptable.

Each of our four masters degrees has a total of 13 courses and 38 credits and they are broken down into three categories below.

Pedagogy- 3 courses (9 credits): Focus on literacy, differentiation of instruction and technology.

Self- paced distance courses from Midwest Teachers Institute.
Same three required for each degree.

MTI 535 -Differentiation in the Classroom

MTI 542 -21st Century Digital Fluencies for Literacy

MTI 575 -Unlocking Students Potential with Technology

Emphasis- 6 courses (18 credits): Selected by the graduate student in their specific degree concentration.
Self- paced distance courses from Midwest Teachers Institute.

Click the links below to see your emphasis courses specific to your degree track.

Special Education


Curriculum & Instruction


ESL/ELL (Linguistically Diverse Education)


PE & Health


CSU-Pueblo-Core Online Courses (11 credits): Focus on research and professional change.
Online courses that are asynchronous and eight weeks long.
They are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

ED 502 Teacher as Change Agent (3 credits)
ED 503 Teacher as researcher (3 credits)-prerequisite 502
ED 504 Leading change in America’s schools (3 credits) prerequisite 503
ED 593 Capstone/seminar (2 credits)-must be last course taken in entire program.

Your degree is attainable and affordable. Do not delay, apply for admission TODAY.

Apply Anytime

This ESL masters degree online program has a rolling admission schedule. That means you don’t need to wait until the start of the school year to begin pursuing your graduate degree. Instead, you can apply at any time and get started on your electives immediately! Ordering and paying for your courses from our online catalog is fast and easy, and you can expect to receive your course materials in a matter of days after enrolling.

Please note that we encourage teachers to work with their school districts and/or state licensing boards prior to enrolling to confirm MTI’s courses will meet district- and state-specific requirements for licensure, certification and salary schedules.

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Get your questions about ESL masters programs answered and take the next step: Call or email an Enrollment Advisor TODAY!


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"Great Class! I really enjoyed the discussions and learning about valuable strategies to implement in my classroom."

Kaitlyn Merrion

"Great courses, great pricing. I have taken 3 so far and I wish I had found them sooner.""

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Next Possible Start

July 1

Start dates are the 1st of every month. Meet requirements by the 15th to start next month. Discuss steps and deadlines with your Enrollment Counselor.

Get your Enrollment Checklist

Download your step-by-step guide to enrollment.
Get your questions answered and take the next step: Talk to an Enrollment Counselor.


Teachers Love Our Courses...

"Great Class! I really enjoyed the discussions and learning about valuable strategies to implement in my classroom."
Kaitlyn Merrion

"Great courses, great pricing. I have taken 3 so far and I wish I had found them sooner."
Brian Gibbons

Earn CASH for Referring a new educator

Refer a new customer to us get 10% of their purchase in CASH!