Classroom teachers are responsible for supporting all the students in our classrooms. To be truly effective, we need meaningful support ourselves. The M.Ed. in Differentiated Instruction (ESOL), the TESOL Certificate, and the ESOL Bundle at UAH provide 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. 

M.Ed. Program Snapshot

  • Format: Online
  • Credit hours: 33 hours
  • Time to degree: 24 months
  • Start date: Summer
  • Priority application deadline for the 2024 Cohort: January 15th, 2024
  • 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 I

Fall I

Spring I

Summer II

Fall II

Spring 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 II for Summer 2024, follow these steps. 

  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.

TESOL Certificate Overview 

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. The DIAL scholarship covers 3 of the 6 courses in the TESOL Certificate.

ESOL Bundle for Undergraduates

The DIAL scholarship supports pre-service teachers who complete the ESOL Bundle at UAH, including tuition and fees for courses up to a total of $2,500.  Although the costs for a majority of the courses will be covered through block tuition for current students, the scholarship covers in-state tuition and fees for a required summer course: ESL 400. It also covers course fees for ESL 430 and ESL 440 as well as fees for pre- and post-coursework Praxis ESOL exams.

ESL 400 (3 semester hours) Policy and Practice in Educational Linguistics

ESL 430 (3 semester hours) Designing Instructional and Academic Language

ESL 440 (3 semester hours) Instruction and Evaluation of Language Use

Course Sequence:

ESL 400 (Summer)

Block I or II: ESL 430

Block I or II: ESL 440

Block III: ESL 440


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!