College of Education

Master of Education in Literacy Studies with an Emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
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This program provides training in linguistics principles and their applications; theories of language acquisition; issues of language and culture; methodology and curriculum design; assessment of second language competencies; and critical issues in multilingual, multicultural education.


Program Requirements 

Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):

  • EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
  • EDF 672 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Emphasis Area Courses (18 credits):

  • ENG 660 Principles of Educational Linguistics
  • ENG 664 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching
  • ENG 665 Second Language Acquisition
  • ENG 668 Second Language Assessment
  • EDR 620 English as a Second Language Methodologies
  • EDF 633 Race, Class and Language

One elective (3 credits)

Practicum (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits):

  • EDR 685B English as a Second Language

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):

  • EDF 660 Education Inquiry and Evaluation

Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits) (Select One):

  • ED 693 Master's Project
  • ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project):  February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.

 

ESL Endorsement Requirements

To receive K-12 ESL endorsement, students must complete the full 33-hour TESOL master's program, pass the Michigan Subject Area Test, and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

ESL Endorsement (K-8 or 6-12) Only (21 credits of the following):

  • ENG 660 Principles of Educational Linguistics
  • ENG 664 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching
  • ENG 665 Second Language Acquisition
  • ENG 668 Second Language Assessment
  • EDR 620 English as a Second Language Methodologies
  • EDF 633 Race, Class and Language
  • EDR 685B Practicum/Graduate Field Experience

Candidates must have an elementary or secondary certification, pass the Michigan Subject Area Test, and maintain a 3.0 GPA



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