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.

Under $10,000

Save Up to 50% On Your Master's Degree

The lowest tuition and the ability to complete your masters degree in Physical Education and Health in 15 months or less make our masters degrees more affordable than 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.

Earning a post-graduate degree in PE and Health may also lead to a higher salary in your current role or potential career advancement, demonstrating to your current or target school district that you have a strong commitment and drive for improving student outcomes. When you consider the potential increase in your earnings potential with MTI’s cost-effective tuition, earning your masters degree becomes an even more attractive prospect.

With MTI, you know up-front what your out-of-pocket costs will be because there are no additional fees for credits, textbooks, syllabi, materials, or shipping costs. The listed course costs include all these elements already. We also make it simple to pay for courses online, as we accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and PayPal Credit®.

Curriculum that ensures you’ve mastered the things 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 degree 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.

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 masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction 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.

We offer masters degree courses for educators in a variety of convenient formats so you can choose options that will best meet your needs and goals. Course formats include:

  • Distance/correspondence: This learning format puts you solidly in control of pacing, giving you up to a year to complete the course.
  • Online (instructor led): These courses are five weeks in length, with specific course beginning and end dates.
  • Online (self-paced): With this option, your coursework is online, but you are not required to participate in synchronous activities or conversations.

Some courses are also available in onsite, on-demand, workshop, or E-Adventure course formats.

Each of our four master’s degrees has a total of 13 courses and 38 credits and they are broken down into three categories below. You will take 7 courses (20 credits) in an online format from CSU-Pueblo and 6 courses (18 Credits) with MTI in a self-paced format.

CSU-P Pedagogy (9 credits)- Online

1. Brain Based Differences        
2. Integrated Technology in the Classroom        
3. Integrated Literacy

CSU-P Core (11 credits)-Online

4. ED502-Teacher as Change Agent

5. ED503- Teacher as Researcher- Prerequisite: ED 502.

6. ED504- Leading Change in America’s Schools- Prerequisite: ED 502

7. ED593-Capstone/Seminar -2 credits 

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 elective courses specific to your degree track.

M. Ed in Physical Education & Health- (18 credits)-Self-paced*

Take these 6 courses-MTI 550PH, 551PH, 578PH, 580PH, 585PH,598PH

Click Here to Register for courses

M. Ed in Curriculum & Instruction- (18 credits)-Self-paced*

Any 6 courses from the electives page EXCEPT 535CI, 542CI and 575CI

Click Here to Register for courses

M. Ed in Special Education- (18 credits)-Self-paced*

Take these 6 courses-MTI 517SP, 518SP, 519SP, 520SP, 521SP, 572SP

Click Here to Register for courses

M. Ed in ESL/ELL-Linguistically Diverse Education- (18 credits)-Self-paced*

Take these 6 courses-MTI 528EL, MTI 529EL, 548EL, 584EL, 593EL, 595EL

Click Here to Register for courses

*Self-paced: We send you the book, you download the syllabus from our website and you complete the assignments on your time frame. You have one whole calendar year from your registration date to finish if needed.

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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