Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Specialty Studies / Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Focus Area
The Master of Education, Specialty Studies/Teaching English as a Second Language, is designed as a 33‐hour intensive program for students who already hold a bachelor's degree and teacher certification. Successful completion of the program will prepare candidates to take the Praxis II in English as a Second Language and/or expand their current knowledge of the field at the graduate level. The target audiences are certified teachers who wish to add a graduate level TESL certification to their current licensure area and current TESL teachers who wish to improve their knowledge of and expertise in the field of TESL.
Upon completion of the graduate MEd in Specialty Studies/Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) focus area, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a depth and breadth of general knowledge in the field of TESL.
- Demonstrate well‐articulated knowledge of K‐12 communities and issues affecting the English language learner population.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills that can be utilized when interacting with
colleagues, administrators, and families.
- Design, implement, and assess effective instruction.
- Establish a classroom environment sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of all
- Demonstrate effective knowledge of state and federal policies and regulations with regard
to the ESL population.
- Use technology to enhance the academic achievement of English language learners.
- Demonstrate effective leadership within the school environment.