Open only to educators/professionals living and working overseas. 

 The Master of Education with a concentration in the Teaching of
English as a Second Language (TESL) is designed for teachers
who are currently teaching overseas and who have a strong
interest in second language related issues. It provides the
theoretical and practical knowledge to be a competent and
effective teacher of English as a Second/ Foreign language.
Courses are provided in an intensive format and require prior
readings, pre-course, and post-course assignments. The program
of study culminates in a final portfolio.

Note: This program does not lead to the Initial License in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Overseas students seeking licensure as a teacher of ESL follow
the regulations of the state from which they seek licensure.

Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants with a foreign degree must submit official transcripts to an accredited evaluation agency.
  2. The applicant should have a preferred quality point average of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Degree Requirements
A minimum of ten (10) courses is required for graduation.
As a culminating experience, each matriculated student is
required to complete a portfolio at the end of the student’s final
course. Portfolios are to be submitted to the C. Louis Cedrone
International Education Center at Framingham State University.

Education Core Courses (3)
EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication
EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation (recommended after completion of three Content or
Concentration courses)

Concentration Courses (7)
TESL 901 Language Structure: Phonetics and Morphology
TESL 902 Language Structure: Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics
TESL 913 Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition
TESL 920 Technology in the Second Language Classroom
TESL 936 The Teaching of Second Language Skills
TESL 948 Teaching Reading and Writing in the English Immersion Classroom
TESL 966 Seminar in Applied Linguistics



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