Re-entry & Resiliency Plan (updated 9/16/21)
You can make a difference in the lives of those who speak limited English. Carlow University’s Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis on curriculum design, will prepare you for leadership positions in education with public, private or nonprofit organizations.
More than half of the coursework for the English as a Second Language program is completed at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in nearby Homestead, where students receive specific professional development skills related to current research and best instructional practices.
33 total credits
As few as 12 months
On campus or online
You will study inquiry models of instruction, training for technology fluency, interdisciplinary models, advanced exploration of cognition, motivation research and studies of creativity in education.
The English as a Second Language program features courses in cultural sensitivity, language development, and ESL assessment and support.
Six ESL classes are taken at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. The courses transfer to Carlow and are applied toward the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction. This certificate program leads to an ESL endorsement through the AIU for individuals with a Pennsylvania teaching license. Students should register on the AIU website.
With English as the world’s dominant language, institutions providing ESL instruction have increased worldwide. In addition to teaching in person and online, graduates may become ESL textbook editors, curriculum and instruction designers, or researchers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow by almost 17% from 2016 to 2026, the fastest of any education level. Employment of instructional coordinators is projected to grow 6% from 2019 to 2029 as states and school districts put greater emphasis on student achievement data.
You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:
Fall, Spring & Summer
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.