Master of Education - TESOL Specialization


The specialization 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. 
    • TSL 6253: Applied Linguistics for Teaching ESOL (offered in Summer)
    • TSL 6390: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Teaching ESOL Students (offered in Spring)
    • FLE 6167: Cross-Cultural Issues in Teaching ESOL (offered in Fall)
    • TSL 6133: Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development for Teaching ESOL (offered in Fall)
    • TSL 6470: Assessment and Progress Management for Teaching ESOL (offered in Spring) 
  • 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.