Texas Tech University

Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Program Description

The Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) specializations of the Master's in Curriculum & Instruction are dedicated to preparing current and future educators and leaders who, through a rigorous academic and research-based program of instruction, offer second language learners access to an excellent education. Our graduate programs recognize, value, and integrate the importance of multilingual and multicultural pedagogies for all students. Furthermore, the program emphasizes that effective research-based instruction for second language learners will result in positive learning outcomes and dispositions, ensuring that our graduates become vital advocates for all members of a global society.

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Degrees Offered

Masters (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Education or ESL

Students holding current teacher certification in Texas, may elect to complete a supplemental Texas teacher certification in either Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language. Supplemental certifications are granted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Students must meet TEA requirements for supplemental certification.

Offered: Online. We do not offer on-campus programs for these particular specializations

Application Materials

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Two Professional Recommendations, Applicant Statement. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Application deadline for the Fall semester is April 15th.

Semester in which the program can be started

Continuous enrollment, students may begin coursework during any semester.

Estimated Hours to Completion

The master's degree consists of 36 hours of coursework.

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 allowable transfer hours, at advisor's discretion.

Financial Aid

Masters students are eligible to apply for scholarships and financial aid. Please visit our Scholarships page for more information.

Tuition & Fees

Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.


Brianna Sanchez
Academic Advisor

Dr. Fanni Coward
Interim Department Chair