If you are a teacher who wishes to pursue a master’s degree that will enhance professional practice in the classroom and provide both flexibility and personal choice, the M.S. in Teaching & Learning is the perfect program for you. All candidates take the same 12 credit hours of core course work but then may choose from different areas of concentration for their 18+ elective credit hours.

The following concentrations are available for this program:

  • Adult TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Best Practices
  • Bilingual Education
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Educational Technology
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Gifted & Talented Education
  • Health Education
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Reading
  • Special Education

The University of St. Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. College of Education programs are further approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (isbe.net).

  • Application and application fee
  • Admission essay
  • Official transcripts documenting the appropriate undergraduate degree and prerequisites from a regionally accredited institution
  • Verification of an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale unless noted otherwise
  • Valid teaching license
  • One (1) letter of recommendation

To find out if this program is offered in your state, click here and choose “Program Availability by State” under Academics.

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