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.
- 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.
- The applicant should have a preferred quality point average of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
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 (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 932||Sheltered Instruction in the Content Areas|
|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|