Classroom teachers are responsible for supporting all the students in our classrooms. To be truly effective, we need meaningful support ourselves. The M.Ed. at UAH is a perfect source for that support. 

ELs represent remarkable funds of knowledge and skills within our communities. Choosing to take this next step in your professional career means that you will be trained to differentiate instruction for ELs - and for all learners in your classroom. And, for those of you who already have a masters, we offer the option of the 18-hour TESOL certificate, which includes the core ESOL courses in the M.Ed. and prepares you for Class A certification in ESOL.

M.Ed. Program Snapshot

  • Format: Online
  • Credit hours: 33 hours
  • Time to degree: 24 months
  • Start date: Summer
  • Priority application deadline: March 31
  • Estimated out-of-pocket expenses: $7,005*

*The current cost of UAH's online M.Ed. is $15,411, including tuition and fees. The DIAL scholarship covers the cost of 6 of the 11 courses (highlighted in blue in the table below). For the fully online 18-hour TESOL Certificate, the DIAL scholarship will cover 3 of the 6 courses in blue below.

Summer IFall ISpring ISummer IIFall IISpring II

ESL 500

ESL 510

ESL 520

ED 530

ESL 640

ED 692

ED 565 ED 540 ED 635   ED 535 ED 690

Program Overview

  • Four core courses in ESOL (ESL 500, 510, 520, and 640) ground you in the analysis of language, including a deep dive into techniques to align language and content instruction for ELs at lower proficiency levels.
  • Five core courses in Differentiated Instruction (ED 530, 535, 540, 565, and 635) prepare you to modify instruction to meet diverse needs while maintaining high expectations for all students.
  • Two capstone experiences (ED 690 and ED 692) pull it all together as you design your own classroom-based action research project and compile a professional portfolio of artifacts that demonstrate the skills you have gained throughout the program.

For a full description of the program of study, click here

To become a DIAL scholarship recipient you must be admissible as a graduate student to UAH. To apply for DIAL Cohort I for Summer 2023, follow these steps (opening March 1). 

  1. Complete the DIAL scholarship application by clicking here.
  2. Receive notification of your scholarship application status within 7-10 business days.
  3. Apply for graduate admission by clicking here.
  4. Receive notification of your graduate admission status.
  5. To find out more information regarding financial aid, click here.

Interested in Project DIAL?

If you are interested in getting updates on Project DIAL activities, please complete this interest form. We will reach out with additional information as the project gets underway!