Master of Education Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Note: Offered only through the international programs of the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center. This program is only offered to teachers living and working abroad. It does not have any attachments such as licensure.
Program Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Marguerite Mahler
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in The Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 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.
This program requires 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 Educational Technology to Support English Language Learners
- 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
Portfolio Requirement for a Master’s Degree in the International Education Programs
As a culminating experience, each matriculated student, in the International Education Program (IEP) and Framingham State University (FSU) is required to complete a portfolio to be submitted at the end of the final course. The purpose of the portfolio is to document learning experiences and reflect upon professional growth. Portfolio development is an ongoing process and should be developed throughout the master’s program.
The portfolio is reviewed by a faculty committee of The International Education Program to determine if it has met the requirements stated above and will receive a Pass/Fail grade. It will be filed in the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center at Framingham State University. Students should submit the portfolio within thirty days after their final course. The degree will not be granted until the portfolio has been graded and approved.
- The applicant must have a U.S. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent if one holds a foreign degree.
- The applicant should have a preferred overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
- The applicant must have at least 1-2 years of teaching experience.
Effective as of the 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog