Master’s in Bilingual/ESL Education
An Online and On-Campus program
The Master’s in Bilingual/ESL Education (M.Ed/M.S.) program is comprised of 12 courses (36 semester credit hours) and delivered either fully online or on-campus.
Our program prepares students with the knowledge and research skills needed to increase success in bilingual education, ESL education, and related fields.
Coursework is designed to deepen knowledge and strengthen credentials in the area of bilingualism, bi-literacy and cross-cultural awareness by focusing on teaching and learning skills for those working as teachers, researchers or curriculum developers, at the early childhood, elementary, secondary, and/or post-secondary levels.
The Bilingual/ESL Education program is part of the Center for Research & Development in Dual Language Education (CRDLLA).
Degree: Master’s in Bilingual/ESL Education
Degrees Offered: Master of Education / Master of Science
Minimum Credit Hours: 36
Delivery: Online or On Campus
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Required Courses: M.Ed. & M.S.
3 credit hours each: 30 hours
BESL 610: Hispanic Bilingual Assessment and Monitoring Students
BESL 611: Dual Language Programs Methodologies
BESL 612: Content Area Instruction for Hispanic Bilingual Programs
BESL 613: Spanish/English Biliteracy
BESL 614: Bilingual Education Curriculum Development
BESL 615: Teacher Action Research in Bilingual Education
BESL 616: Spanish for Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms
EPSY 636: Techniques of Research
BESL 683: Field Practicum in Bilingual Education
BESL 685: Directed Studies in Bilingual Education
Prescribed Elective Course: M.Ed.
3 credit hours each: 6 hours
BESL 683:Field Practicum in Bilingual Education
BESL 685: Directed Studies in Bilingual Education
Prescribed Elective Courses: M.S.
6 credit hours
BESL 691:Research (Thesis)
Other Available Courses
BESL 617 : Evaluation of Programs with Bilingual and Language Minority Students K-12*
BESL 620:Current Issues in Bilingual Education
BESL 632:Research in Second Language Education
BESL 689:Special Topics-BIED Early Language and Literacy
*Other courses may be considered with approval of the graduate committee
Total: 36 credit hours
Frequently Asked Questions
List of Bachelor Degree Equivalencies
Can my Application fee be waived?
Yes. This fee may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars. To receive the waiver, you must submit an awards letter from your current school’s financial aid office showing the award of a Pell Grant. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) from a current FAFSA can also be submitted to show financial need. McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver. Submit this information to the Academic Affairs Business Office (https://finance.tamu.edu/contact-list/academic-affairs-business-services-3) and include your major of interest and term of application. Waiver of application fee is not available for international students.
Is supervision of experience requirements offered?
It is the responsibility of students to independently seek out supervision opportunities. TAMU does not provide supervision for practicum hours.
Statement of Purpose Essay
All applicants must complete the Essay, Statement of Purpose and explain the following:
- Why you applied to this program
- Academic background and training
- Potential for graduate study
- Research experience
- Other relevant professional experiences
I want/need a Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship – how do I apply?
Please note that we cannot guarantee any financial assistance to any student. We will contact all admitted students about the process for applying for all available assistantships. This is a separate process from applying for admission. The department and programs will choose students to be nominated for Graduate Diversity or Graduate Merit fellowships. These fellowships are only open to U.S. citizens. Please do not ask to be nominated for one of these fellowships as the program will determine which students are competitive for these awards.
Can I send supplemental materials?
You can send us anything you like, and will keep them in our application file. However, we will not upload these items to your file. If you want items such as a professional paper or resume included for review, you need to upload these items to the application as we cannot upload them on your behalf.
How do is submit my letters of Recommendation?
The GraduateCAS online application includes a Recommendations section where you must add your recommenders’ information. Once you have saved the recommendation requests, GraduateCAS will contact each recommender via email to request the completion of the recommendation form and letter of recommendation. We require three letters of recommendations and they must be submitted directly by recommenders through the electronic system.
What are the typical program costs?
Please note, you must update the program hours.
Can you guide me through the application process?
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Office of Graduate Studies Financial Aid