Fully Online Program

The Master of Arts in Education in English as a Second Language is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in education and hold Class B certification in any field (elementary, secondary, or special education) and wish to obtain Class A Certification for teaching ESL.

Coursework takes a minimum of 33 semester hours to complete and includes courses in grammar and linguistics for ESL teachers, phonology for second language teachers, as well as research, and an internship in ESL. A program checklist can be found on the right and course-specific information may be found in the UAB Graduate Catalog.

Admissions Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • MAT or GRE
  • Class B certification in any field


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