Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction: Emphasis TESOL/Bilingual

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all insitutions of higher education attended *
  • 3.0 or higher GPA in the most recent 30 credits
  • Completed application form (online or download)
  • An essay describing your beliefs about teaching/learning and your reasons for wishing to enroll in the M.Ed. program
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who can speak to your ability to be successful in a graduate program and your effectiveness as a teacher
  • One reference from a principal with whom you have worked.
  • One reference from one of your college professors or a colleague.

The information listed above should be submitted electronically or mailed to:
Education Department
The College of Idaho
2112 Cleveland Blvd.
Caldwell, ID 83605-4432

Questions regarding the M.Ed. program should be addressed to the Education Department at (208) 459‑5600 or via email or

The Master of Education Curriculum & Instruction program consisting of 36 credits with concentrations in Bilingual Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages prepares already certified teachers to effectively educate culturally and linguistically diverse students in a variety of classroom contexts. Successful completion of the program fulfills the Idaho State Department of Education requirements for a K-12 endorsement in English as a New Language (ENL). An additional six upper division credits in Spanish, will meet the requirements for an additional endorsement in Bilingual Education. The program aims to provide significant theoretical perspectives from the research literature surrounding second language acquisition and educational model designs, while maintaining a strong focus on classroom practice and application.


Required Courses:

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Describe the leading theories of language acquisition.
  • Describe the relationship among language, thought, and culture.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and evaluate research