Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Master of Education
The Master of Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language. The program addresses the theories of language instruction and incorporates research-based best practices for teaching English language learners. In addition to receiving the M.Ed., our graduates earn a certificate in Second Language Instruction from Sam Houston State University.
This 30-hour online degree program is nationally accredited and addresses standards of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This program is designed for ESL/EFL professionals who teach at a variety of levels—from the young child through the adult learner.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Articulate theories, processes, and principles of second language acquisition and second language literacy acquisition
- Examine the linguistic, sociocultural, cognitive, and psychological foundations of language and literacy
- Identify instructional strategies and materials that promote the acquisition of language and literacy for English language learners
- Evaluate informal and formal assessments for English language learners
- Engage in reflective analysis of personal beliefs and systematic inquiry into diverse cultures in order to construct a pedagogy in which diversity is an explicit part of the curriculum Integrate technology to enhance the learning opportunities of English language learners
- Conduct research in second language learning and teaching
- Catalog Entry: Master of Education (MEd)
- Length: 30 Credit Hours
- Enrollment: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Costs: Approximate Cost (12 Semester Hours)$5,862.00
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in TESOL must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Graduate Application
- Application fee
- Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
- Two letters of recommendation
- Writing sample
- Fall: August 1
- Spring: December 1
- Summer: May 15
Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.