Master of Education in Teacher Education

English as a Second Language (PreK-6)

English as a Second Language (PreK-6)

The graduate program in English as a Second Language prepares candidates to serve linguistically and culturally diverse students in PreK-6 classrooms. 

Both the master’s degree and initial license are obtained through the 36-credit program, including a practicum experience in an ESL classroom setting. 

Completion of a teacher education program is one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  Applicants will undergo a review to determine whether they can demonstrate subject-matter knowledge for an initial license in English as a Second Language.

All students must contact their academic advisor to be cleared for registration in future semesters. 

English as a Second Language Teacher Education Program (M.Ed.)

 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students who have completed an undergraduate teacher education program may waive course(s) from the graduate program with approval of their academic advisor.  

Below is the suggested sequence of courses.  Course work and program options are subject to change, and course sections may be added or cancelled during any semester based on enrollment. 

ED 5740G - Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms (4 cr)
Co-requisites: ED 6500G - Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience I (0 cr)

ED 5910G - Foundations for ESL Education (4 cr)
ED 5900G - Linguistic Foundations (4 cr)
ED 555G - Teaching Reading and Writing Skills to English Language Learners (4 cr)
ED 553G - Assessment of English Language Learners (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6505G Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience II (0 cr)
ED 558G - Literature in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom (4 cr)
ED 556G - Teaching Content to English Language Learners (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6507G Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience III
ED 559G - Current Issues and Trends in ELL (4 cr)

ED 560G - Practicum for English Language Learners (PreK-6) (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6510G - Practicum Seminar (0 cr)

 
PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Successful completion of the Communication & Literacy MTEL
  • Online application of intent to the Field Placement office, with advisor approval 
  • Attendance at a practicum information session
  • Successfully complete all required coursework for the program, and be in good academic standing in the graduate program (3.0 GPA)
MTEL REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL LICENSE IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
  • Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
  • English as a Second Language (54)

 

English as a Second Language - License Only

Candidates for the add-on license in Moderate Disabilities will already possess and initial license in another area, and are interested in the additional coursework to add the Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) license to their credentials. *This is not a full master’s option.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Suggested sequence of courses.

ED 5910G - Foundations for ESL Education (4 cr)
ED 5900G - Linguistic Foundations (4 cr)
ED 553G - Assessment of English Language Learners (4 cr)
ED 556G - Teaching Content to English Language Learners (4 cr)
OPTIONAL:
ED 655G - Internship for English Language Learners (PreK-6) (4 cr)
 
INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS
  • Successful completion of all MTEL exams related to the license
  • Internship application with advisor permission and signature
  • Attendance at an internship information session
  • Good academic standing in the graduate program
MTEL REQUIREMENTS
  • Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
  • English as a Second Language (54)

 *Course work and program options are subject to change.

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