We offer a Master of Education degree tailored fit your interests and goals Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Continue your professional development or lay the groundwork for future doctoral studies in TESOL with this 60-point Ed.M.
The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Education degree with three tracks in Applied Linguistics (LING) and TESOL: second language acquisition, second language assessment, and language use. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information. Note that students' major program will be either TESOL or Applied Linguistics; tracks will not appear on student academic records. Students can normally expect to complete the Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in six semesters (i.e., three years).
Students earning the Master of Education degrees have six types of requirements: prerequisites and/or transfer courses, core courses, elective courses, research methods and statistics courses, breadth courses, and an Ed.M. exit project. All course decisions should be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. Students across all tracks are required to complete 9 credits of elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL as well as an exit project outside of their coursework. Students with an M.A. from Teachers College can use up to 36 credits of their M.A. course work toward their Ed.M. program. Students with an M.A. from other accredited institutions or who completed their M.A. at TC but outside of AL or TESOL can transfer a total of 30 credits (up to 15 additional credits of coursework on topics not listed under Pre-requisite Courses for AL below), subject to the approval of a faculty advisor.
Pre-requisite Courses (15 points):
Requirements for core courses, research methods and statistics courses, and breadth courses vary from track to track.
The degree requires 60 graduate points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL. For the focus on TESOL PK-12 education, students will complete the following requirements:
Elective Courses, Transfer Courses, and Exit Project (12 points; see above)
General Courses (27 points, different from above)
Core Courses in TESOL PK-12 Education (9 points):
Research Methods and Statistics for TESOL PK-12 Education (6 points):
Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval). Below is a sample of such courses.