multi-cultural group of students with teacher
English literacy for a multi-cultural
multi-lingual world.

M.Ed. in ELAD

Masters in Education in English Language Acquisition and Development (ELAD)
[Replaces Masters of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)]

The current best practices for teaching diverse student populations, including bilingual students and English language learners.

Explore the core concepts of how language is structured and acquired.

Develop effective assessment tools to diagnose your students’ individual needs and strengths.

Learn teaching methods and curriculum adapted to the learning styles and cultures of non-native English speakers.

Gain a better understanding of the cultural influences and linguistic diversity at play in your classroom.

Foster academic success for all your students.


The Master of Education in English Language Acquisition and Development (ELAD) prepares effective teachers of English as a Second Language. It gives teachers, administrators, and program or curriculum designers strategies to meet the needs of diverse students and circumstances.

  • 30-31 credit degree program.
  • 100% online for the convenience of working adults.
  • Financial aid available.
  • Curriculum meets Nevada licensure requirements and InTASC Standards.


Course requirements are in the Sierra Nevada College GRADUATE CATALOG > under Department of Teacher Education.

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