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Master of Education Degree Requirements TESOL Education

The TESOL program provides a focus in two different areas or concentrations and will lead to the M.Ed. with certification possibilities in ESL, Reading, and/or an Arcadia certification in Instructional Technology. The two M.Ed. options are:

Option 1: M.Ed. in Literacy Studies—TESOL and Reading

This is an integrated program that allows the candidate to receive an ESL Program Specialist Certificate and a Reading Specialist certificate.

Degree requirements (a minimum of 30 credits)

1. Foundation Courses (6 credits)

  • ED 509 Psychological Foundations of Education (or another Foundations course chosen with advisor) **
  • ED 625 ESL: Language Diversity & Schooling*

2. Core Courses in Reading (15 credits)

  • ED 563 Reading Specialist Professional Seminar **
  • ED 606 Strategic Instruction for Emergent & Content Literacy (K-6) **
  • ED 607 Strategic Instruction for Adolescent Readers and Writers (7-12) **
  • ED 608 Literature for Children and Youth ** OR ED 610 Seminar in Children's Literature
  • ED 699 Assessment, Analysis and Instruction in Reading & Writing **

3. Core Courses in TESOL (12 credits)

  • ED 622 ESL:Teaching Multilingual and Multicultural Literacies *
  • ED 623 ESL:Multilingual and Multicultural Assessments (online) *
  • ED 624 ESL:Understanding Language Learning *

4. Culminating Course (6 credits)

  • ED 595 Literacy Seminar/Language & Literacy Project **

* Required for the ESL Program Specialist Certificate

** Required for Reading Certification

Option 2: M.Ed. in Literacy Studies—TESOL and Technology

This is designed for individuals seeking to become leaders in utilizing instructional technology to enhance language learning. This program explores Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and allows students to earn the ESL Program Specialist Certificate as well as take courses that apply to an Arcadia Certificate in Instructional Technology.

Degree requirements (a minimum of 30 credits)

1. Foundation courses (6 credits)

  • ED 625 ESL: Language Diversity and Schooling *
  • ED 565 Introduction to Instructional Technology **

2. Core Courses in Instructional Technology (12 credits)

  • ED 627 Approaches to Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • ED 566 Web-based Information Literacy (online)**
  • ED 568B Web-based Resources for Teaching and Learning (online)**
  • ED 568C Using Technology in the Design of Global Collaborations (online)**

3. Core Courses in ESL (9 credits)

  • ED 622 ESL: Teaching Multilingual and Multicultural Literacies *
  • ED 623 ESL: Multilingual and Multicultural Assessments (online) *
  • ED 624 ESL: Understanding Language Learning *
  • ED 624 ESL: Theory & Practice of TESOL (culminating course: should be taken in final semester of ESL Certificate completion)

4. Culminating Course ( 3 credits)

  • ED 628 TESOL and Technology**

* Required for ESL Program Specialist Certificate

** Required for AU Certificate in Instructional Technology

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