TESOL EdM

Master of Education in TESOL


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.

Master of Education

  • Major Code: TESL
  • Points/Credits: 60
  • Entry Terms: Fall Only

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 15

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • See program website for TOEFL/IELTS policies and score minimums for non-native English speakers
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Video essay required (included in online application)

Master of Education (60 points)

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):

  • A&HL 4000             Educational linguistics (3)
  • A&HL 4085             Pedagogical English grammar (3)
  • A&HL 4087             Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
  • A&HL 4088             Second language assessment (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • A&HL 4001             Sociolinguistics and education (3)
    • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4106             Text and textuality (3)

Requirements for core courses, research methods and statistics courses, and breadth courses vary from track to track.

 

Master of Education in TESOL

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; differ from above)

  • A&HL 4000             Educational linguistics (3)
  • A&HL 4076             TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (3)
  • A&HL 4085             Pedagogical English grammar (3)
  • A&HL 4087             Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
  • A&HL 4088             Second language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 4171             TESOL methodologies for 7-12 (3)
  • A&HL 4185             Pedagogical approaches in the content areas for teachers of PK-12 ESL (3)
  • A&HL 4776             Supervised student teaching in TESOL: PK-6 (2)
  • A&HL 4777             Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12 (2)

Core Courses in TESOL PK-12 Education (9 points):

  • A&HL 4030             Second language literacy development (3)
  • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
  • A&HL 5577             Language teacher education: Supervision (3)
  • A&HL 6207             Advanced fieldwork in AL and TESOL: Research practicum in L2 literacy (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for TESOL PK-12 Education (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • C&T 5502             Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum & teaching (3)
    • HUDM 4050          Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122          Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • ITSF 5000            Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
    • ITSF 5016            Ethnography of education (3)

Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval). Below is a sample of such courses.

  • Various topical courses in bilingual/bicultural education (2-3)
  • A&HF 4194           Dialogue and difference in the multicultural classroom (2-3)
  • A&HW 5030          Diversity and the social studies curriculum (2-3)
  • BBSN 5070           Neural bases of language and cognitive development (2-3)
  • BBSQ 5044           Speech and language perception and processing (2-3)
  • C&T 4001             Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms (2-3)
  • HUDK 4029           Human cognition and learning (2-3)
  • ITSF 4025             Languages, society, and schools (2-3)
  • MSTC 4007           Urban and multicultural science education (2-3)
  • MSTM 5010          Mathematics in the elementary school (2-3)
  • MSTU 4008           Information technology and education (2-3)
  • ORLJ 5046            Intercultural communications in organizational contexts (2-3)

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