Master of Education Concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language

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 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.

Program Requirements

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 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


Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants with a foreign degree must submit official transcripts to an accredited evaluation agency. Names of accredited agencies are available upon request.
  2. The applicant must have a minimum undergraduate minimum grade point average of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale.