M.A. ELL/ESL Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a capstone project. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Culture3
Language Production, Theory and Acquisition4
Theories of Second Language Acquisition and Grammar3
Planning, Implementing, Managing Instruction4
Field Experience for ELL3
Assessment Theory and Practice3
Professional Role of the ELL Teacher2
Subject Specific Pedagogy: ELL3
Foundations of Research2
Literature Reviews for Educational Research2
Research Proposal2
Issues in Educational Research2
MA, English Language Learning (PreK-12) Capstone Written Project3
MA, English Language Learning (PreK-12) Capstone Oral Defense3