Language Culture and Curriculum MEd

About the MEd in Language, Culture, and Curriculum at Loyola

Classrooms and communities are more diverse than ever and educators committed to celebrating that diversity are needed. Approaching bilingual education by centering on student strengths rather than deficits, the MEd in Language, Culture, and Curriculum enables you to promote equity in your classroom, school, and community.

Program Structure

The MEd in Language, Culture, and Curriculum is a 10-course, part-time program designed to be completed in 1.5 years while teaching. Classes are held online, at the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills (for the North/Northwest Suburban Cohort), or in your district (for district-specific cohorts only).

Cohort Options

Online Cohort: Learn how to teach multilingual learners from anywhere in the world in a purposeful, authentic online environment. Our personalized, asynchronous format allows experts in bilingual education to respond to your needs as a multilingual educator around your schedule.

North/Northwest Suburban Cohort: If you teach in a district surrounding north suburban Vernon Hills, you can apply to the North/Northwest Suburban Cohort. This cohort meets at the historic Cuneo Mansion once a month with flexible, personalized online learning in between meetings.

District-specific Cohorts: If you are a district leader who wants to foster equity for multilingual learners in your district, we can bring the MEd program to you. We also offer coursework for ESL and bilingual education endorsements. Loyola can customize the format, location, and schedule to work for you and your educators.

Why Choose Loyola for a Master's Degree in Language Learning?

Project-based and designed with educators in mind, the MEd in Language, Culture, and Curriculum equips you with the tools and training you need to make immediate positive changes in your classroom and school.

Designed for classroom teachers

Learn in a flexible format centered on meaningful application of learning. Whether you choose the online program or join our North/Northwest Suburban Cohort, we tailor the program to you and your setting and recognize the expertise you bring to the classroom.

Complete projects in every course that directly connect to your teaching. Our curriculum prioritizes the development of both you and your students, offering a meaningful, purposeful experience.

If you hold a valid teaching license in Illinois or a state with reciprocity agreements, you can complete the coursework you need to receive ESL and bilingual endorsements. You may need to take additional courses for middle-grade endorsement.

Learn how to approach bilingual education from a strengths-based approach through a program that promotes equity for multilingual learners and challenges institutional constructs that marginalize students.

Engage with other educators in our structured cohort program. Our master's degree in language learning follows a strategically sequenced, 10-course curriculum that you'll move through together with your cohort of educators.

Cultivate your expertise and practice work in ESL, EFL, TESOL, bilingual, multilingual, and general education settings.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Education faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Language Culture and Curriculum MEd program.


Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Language Culture and Curriculum MEd program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Language Culture and Curriculum MEd learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Language Culture and Curriculum MEd totals $30750.00, or 30 credit hours at a cost of $1,025.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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More information about financial aid opportunities can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Language Culture and Curriculum MEd are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Summer I
May 1

Summer I 2024 only: May 3, 2024

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Language Culture and Curriculum MEd include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose Details

Your statement should be 1-2 pages and describe your professional, academic, and research interests and goals. You should also include life experiences that have influenced your desire to study language, culture, and curriculum at a social justice oriented institution.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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