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 French and wish to obtain Class A Certification for teaching ESL and French.

Coursework takes a minimum of 42 semester hours to complete and includes courses in grammar and linguistics for ESL teachers, phonology for second language teachers, and foreign language methods 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 French


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