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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), M.S.Ed.

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Coordinator: Jessica Dougherty


Empower educators to strengthen their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to improve their professional practices, to enhance their leadership abilities, and to improve the quality of education using creativity, innovation, and research.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Effectively apply the professional content expertise, knowledge, skills, and dispositions of their education profession.
  2. Use research and evidence to develop environments that support and assess learning and their own professional practice.
  3. Demonstrate commitment to and develop professional education leadership attributes.

The English for Speakers of Other Languages or Bilingual/ESOL, Master of Science in Education degree consists of 45 credit hours of approved graduate-level courses.

The degree has four areas:

  1. Professional Education Core (15)
  2. English for Speakers of Other Languages or Bilingual/ESOL Major (18)
  3. Electives (6)
  4. Exit requirements (culminating experience) (6)

Elective Credits: 6

Culminating Experiences Exit Requirement

Option 2: Thesis

Six hours of thesis

Option 3: Exams plus electives

Comprehensive exams.

Students choosing to complete comprehensive exams as their capstone exit requirement choose elective credits to complete their 45-hour program. Students work with their advisers to determine appropriate elective courses.

Total Credits: 45


Successful completion of ED 681 , ED 682  and ED 683  strongly recommended for all other courses.

Prerequisites for ED 609  are:

  1. Obtain a passing score on the ESOL test.
  2. Complete at least 15 credits of coursework toward the ESOL endorsement. Students must apply to the Director of Field Services one term preceding the practicum.

For the ESOL endorsement, no second language is required. For the Bilingual/ESOL endorsement, verification of language proficiency is required.

If any of the above courses are waived, students can take one or more of the following ESOL electives to fulfill the required number of credits in the content core:

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