Frequently Asked Questions

You are a K-12 educator in a public school, who seeks to add the Washington State ELL Endorsement to your existing teacher certification. You are interested in the critical theories and pedagogies that will enable you to meet the educational needs of English language learners in the classroom or in community. This path is also appropriate for students who wish to teach English abroad or in a community setting. 

No. This is not a Master’s in Teaching program. If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher in Washington State, you can find information here: Elementary Education Teaching Certification

No, you do not need to be a teacher to apply to the ESOL concentration. However, you do need to be a currently certified teacher if you wish to earn the ELL endorsement from the State of Washington. 

Students who choose the ESOL concentration are certified K12 teachers who want to meet the Washington State requirement for adding an endorsement to their certification with a goal of better serving English language learners in their classrooms. Students may also pursue careers teaching English abroad or supporting multilingual students in community-based organizations.

You can find admissions and application details here.

The GRE is not required for admission.

Students enrolled full-time can complete the M.Ed. degree in 1 year (4 quarters), taking 2 classes per quarter. Students who opt to enroll part-time will complete the program in 2 years. Find course requirements here.

The ESOL concentration accepts applicants once per year, to begin Autumn Quarter. Classes are scheduled in the evening to accommodate most working students, with many of the courses being hybrid or fully online. ESOL candidates are also required to complete a 100-hour practicum in an ESOL classroom. More information on the practicum experience requirement can be found here.

For students who complete the program in one year, tuition will cost approximately $25,282 (based on 2023-2024 Graduate Resident Tuition Rates for full-time Washington state residents). Tuition details, scholarship resources, and links to financial aid information can be found here.

This program does not offer teaching or research assistantships at this time.

Priority application deadline: January 15th
Final application deadline: May 1st

Completion application information can be found here.