Online Master of Science in English as a New Language

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Overview of the Online MS in English as a New Language Program

Empower multilingual students to be successful. 

Are you ready to take the next step in your career by widening your impact on students? With a Master of Science in English as a New Language (ENL), you have an opportunity to invest in the lives of students from diverse cultures and backgrounds by completing field experiences in your own classroom or school. IWU’s degree program, with both licensure and non-licensure tracks, prepares you to become a successful ENL teacher by offering:

  • 100% online courses
  • Christ-centered curriculum
  • Accelerated program with 3 annual start options

ENL educators are trained to be effective, efficient communicators and collaborators. In this program, you’ll build on your teaching experience to develop skills to create safe, inclusive learning environments for students with diverse language needs. Upon completion of this degree, you’ll be prepared to assess students, create lesson plans, and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to empower the next generation of bilingual and multilingual students.

You’ll Learn To…

  • Articulate the progress of language acquisition and development and the role this process plays in students' educational experience.
  • Recognize that students' primary culture plays a crucial role in their adaptation to school.
  • Facilitate instruction by creating a supportive environment and implementing the appropriate activities that promote learning for English language learners.
  • Use formal assessments and informal assessment strategies that include methods to promote learner development.
  • Build partnerships and serve as experts to support students, colleagues, and other stakeholders to benefit CLD/ENL students.
  • Apply Christ-like leadership by modeling personal integrity, communication skills, cultural responsiveness, and ethical/legal decision-making.

Career Options

  • ENL Instructor or Teacher
  • Program Coordinator in ENL
  • Department Chair in ENL
  • ENL Adjunct Faculty or Instructor for Bachelor’s Degrees


30 Total
$480/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

10 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to students with ENL needs to complete clinical experiences in a P-12 classroom.
  • Submit a signed FERPA Release form.
  • Indiana Licensure Candidates Need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license.
    • At least one year of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad.
  • Non-Licensure Candidates Need:
    • To be currently employed in or have access to a P-12 public, non-public or international school, or community education program.

  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
  • Indiana Licensure Candidates:
    • Provide evidence of a passing score for the Indiana licensure exam(s).

Clinical Experience Requirements

Clinical field experiences are required. Candidates may be eligible to complete field experience within their own classroom or school.

Licensure Testing

Candidates who wish to be recommended for the Indiana state license endorsement for English as a New Language must satisfy all completion requirements and receive a passing score on the required Indiana state English Learner assessment. Candidates who seek licensure in states other than Indiana bear the responsibility to determine whether completion of the Master of Science with a major in English as a New Language (Indiana Licensure) program will meet the academic and assessment requirements of the state in which licensure is sought. 


The MS - English as a New Language at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

Education programs at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-223-0077.

*Effective 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023