Careers: Master of Education in Literacy and Second Language Studies

Careers: Master of Education in Literacy and Second Language Studies
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Literacy and Second Language Studies Career Opportunities

Earning a Master of Education in Literacy and Second Language Studies creates additional opportunities for an educator’s career choices. The demand for teachers is constant and employment growth is high. With an ever-increasing need to support literacy and language learners from pre-school to adult, some of the opportunities for LSLS Master’s graduates include the following:

PreK-16 Literacy and Learning Instruction Concentration:
  • Literacy/Reading Coach
  • Reading Intervention Teacher/Specialist
  • Reading Instructor/Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Literacy and Assessment Curriculum Specialist
  • Reading and Writing Center Coordinator
PreK-12 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration:
  • ESL teacher and coordinator in K-12 schools
  • ESL curriculum specialist in K-12 schools
  • Guidance counselor working with ESL students
  • Speech pathologist for ESL students
  • Textbook developer for ESL education
  • Social worker to immigrant students in community organizations and centers
International/ Adult Teaching as a Second Language (TESL) Concentration:
  • ESL instructor in college ESL centers/intensive language programs
  • ESL teacher in English language institutes
  • ESL teacher in online English language schools
  • EFL teacher in K-12 schools and colleges overseas
  • Textbook developer for ESL and EFL education
  • Social worker to immigrant families in community organizations and centers
Additional Career Paths:
  • Reading Specialist
  • English as a second language (ESL); English as an additional language (EAL); English language acquisition (ELA): English language learning (ELL) Teacher
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Learning & Performance Consultant
  • Professional Development Coordinator/Facilitator
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Community ESL Director
  • Administrator
  • Education Reader/Writer
  • Writing Coordinator/Tutor
  • Tourism/Travel Services
By graduation, you will have:
  • Effective design and implementation of reading and writing curricula
  • Assessment and evaluation of reading and writing difficulties
  • Practice with a variety of instructional methods to foster the literacy learning of diverse student populations
  • Strategies for critically analyzing foundational and current research in the field of literacy and second language studies

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Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $74,280 < 1%
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $76,030 < 1%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors $60,140 5-8%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers $50,820 5-8%
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants $40,420 5-8%