Texas Tech University

Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) concentration of the Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction is dedicated to preparing students to be educational leaders and advocates who, through rigorous academic and research-based programs 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 concentration 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 concentration 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.

Mode of Delivery

Online. We do not offer on-campus programs for these concentrations


These courses are offered in addition to other courses in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

Application Materials

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate 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.

  • Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, the Graduate School has temporarily changed its admission requirements regarding test scores. The GRE may optionally be submitted by applicants for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. International applicants may use certain alternate exams in place of the TOEFL. Please visit the Graduate Admissions COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resumé, 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: accepting applications for all semesters (Spring/Summer/Fall) on a rolling basis.

Semester in which the program can be started

Continuous enrollment, students may begin coursework during any semester.

Required Hours to Completion

The master's degree consists of 30 hours of coursework.

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 allowable transfer hours, at advisor's discretion. Graduate School rules regarding transfer hours apply.

Financial Aid

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

Tuition & Fees

Use the Student Business Services Tuition Estimator to estimate your costs.


For more information, contact Dr. Comfort Pratt, Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, at c.pratt@ttu.edu or 806-834-5710.

Dr. Comfort Pratt


Fast Facts

  • Delivery: Online
  • Hours to Completion: 30
  • Now accepting applications for: All Semesters (Spring/Summer/Fall) on a rolling basis
  • Maximum Transfer Hours: 6
  • Supplemental Teacher Certifications available