This Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is designed for licensed teachers or administrators with an interest in working with English as a Second Language (ESL) students inside or out of the classroom. Graduates of the masters in TESOL program are prepared to become leaders in the ESL/TESOL initiatives that districts must undertake in an ever-increasing school climate of diversity.
In this program, you will study topics such as: Foundations of instruction for English Language Learners, methods of teaching English and grammar to speakers of other languages, English linguistics, teaching a second language in the content areas, teaching in a pluralistic society, language and reading acquisition theories and research, and curriculum development and assessment.
Geared toward individuals who are already licensed as teachers, this masters in TESOL program does not lead to licensure but may lead to career advancement. Program applicants must submit a copy of a current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience. In addition, it is essential for students to have access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.