Master of Education - TESOL Specialization
The Focus in Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages includes the following courses:
- Three core courses in professional education provide the necessary foundation in educational
theories. These courses are offered online:
- EDF 6211: Psych Foundations of Education or EDF 6215: Principles of Learning
- EDF 6481: Foundations of Ed Research or EDF 6432: Foundations of Measurement
- EDG 6627: Foundations of Curriculum & Instruction or an approved equivalent
- One course in current trends in Foreign Language/ESOL Education: FLE 6665: Current Trends in FLE (offered online in Fall).
- Five ESOL specialization courses. You may choose from the following online courses:
- TSL 6253: Applied Linguistics for Teaching ESOL (offered in Summer)
- FLE 6371: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Teaching ESOL (offered in Spring)
- FLE 6167: Cross-Cultural Issues in Teaching ESOL (offered in Fall)
- FLE 6433: Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development for Teaching ESOL (offered in Fall)
- TSL 6470: Assessment and Progress Management for Teaching ESOL
- FLE 6932: L2 Reading & Literacy (offered in Fall) or TSL 5086 ESOL 2: Second Language & Literacy Acquisition in Children and Adolescents (offered
online each semester)
- Information about these online courses.
- Two elective courses:
- May choose from a variety of 5000 or 6000 level courses that are offered online in related fields. See an advisor for approval.
- It is recommended that one of the electives be in the field of ESOL in order to have 18 credits in the specialization.
- A Comprehensive Exam must be taken in the final semester of the program.