• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation  in order to achieve full admission to their  field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to  students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam

About

ESLI offers conditional admission to hundreds of degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.  Scholarship opportunities are also available for qualifying students.

The Western Kentucky University program in Education and Behavioral Science Studies (MAE) is a flexible one that allows a faculty advisor to individually tailor a program of studies for a student who wants to pursue graduate study in an area of education or behavioral sciences for which the university does not presently offer a program.

It is important to note that completion of this program does not lead to initial or advanced certification by Kentucky's Education Professional Standards Board, nor does it lead to certification or licensure in counseling or psychology.

The goals of the program are that upon completion of the program:
  • Students will be knowledgeable about philosophy, strategies, and ethical issues in education or behavioral science;
  • Students will be knowledgeable about developmental issues of a specific population;
  • Students will be able to apply their knowledge of development to curriculum design, educational planning, or intervention strategies;
  • Students will develop content knowledge in identified subject areas;
  • Students will be knowledgeable about professional ethics in education or behavioral science fields; and
  • Students will be able to research "best practices" in teaching/working with specific populations.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Research Foundations
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Foundations
  • Strategies/Methodologies of Education or Behavioral Sciences
  • Developmental Issues
  • Professional Development
For more information please visit the program website

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

ESLI Level

Pre-Placement Requirements

Pre-Placement is only available for ESLI's US schools.  Students also have the option to take a placement test upon arrival

Basic- General English

  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Preparatory- General English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Foundations- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 32-34
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 97-103
Intermediate- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 35-45
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 107-133
Pre-University- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 46-59+
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 137-170

    Pre-Placement Requirements:

    • Official score reports must be submitted to ESLI
    • All score reports will be verified upon submission
    • Official test scores must be less than one year old 
    • *Only US-based ESLI schools offer Pre-Placement at this time.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Housing: $3,750

    Living costs for Bowling Green

    900 - 1,400 USD/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.