Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.S. Ed.

  • TESOL Classroom

 Requirements


Completion of a baccalaureate degree in an area of arts, science, or education.

Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.

Completion of 12 credit hours of a language other than English (LOTE), except for candidates who are native speakers of a LOTE. PLEASE NOTE: You can apply and be admitted to the program before completing this requirement.

Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum cumulative score on verbal and quantitative sections of 272 and minimum writing subsection score of 3. PLEASE NOTE: You can apply and be admitted to the program before completing this requirement.

A completed graduate application, which includes: Résumé, contact information for three professional/academic references, an 800-1200 word statement of intent addressing the following: Describe your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in TESOL and support your rationale with specific information pertinent to your desired degree.

Additional Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English to the TESOL Program

Evidence of English proficiency by achieving the following test scores: TOEFL: 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 79 (internet); IELTS (with no subsection below 6.0): 6.5

Fredonia's school code for reporting the TOEFL and IELTS scores electronically is 2539. International students who have been awarded a prior degree from the U.S., U.K./Ireland, Australia, Anglophone Canada, New Zealand, Anglophone Africa, Singapore, and the Commonwealth Caribbean prior to applying to Fredonia are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS.

Standard error of measurement (SEM), which accounts for measurement errors associated with test design, will be taken into consideration. In other words, if your scores do not meet the requirements here but are within the SEM, the TESOL program coordinator has the discretion to evaluate your scores in relation to your full application.

Contacts


Dr. Kate Mahoney
Program Coordinator
Kate.Mahoney@fredonia.edu


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MSED Program | CAS Program | Gainful Employment (for CAS)

Housed in the College of Education and the Department of Language, Learning, and Leadership, the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed), TESOL K-12 degree program is a graduate-level program designed for both in-service and pre-service teachers. The M.S.Ed, TESOL K-12 program leads to initial and/or professional certification in TESOL K-12, depending upon the credentials with which the candidate enters this program.

If you are committed to life-enhancing multilingual and multicultural student learning, if you are prepared to teach and learn with and from students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, if you are willing to meet high and rigorous professional standards, then the TESOL graduate program at Fredonia is the right academic program for you.

Option 1 (for candidates with a current NYS teacher certificate) Appropriate for candidates who have a baccalaureate degree and current New York State teacher certification in a core content area. These candidates must complete the 36-credit-hour program leading to the M.S.Ed. in TESOL. Note: New York State also requires proof of successful completion of at least 12 post-secondary credit hours of study in a language other than English (LOTE) for ESOL certification.

Option 2 (for candidates without a current NYS teacher certificate) Appropriate for candidates who have a baccalaureate degree or a master's degree in a core content area but do not have current New York State teacher certification. These candidates must complete the 36 hour program leading to the MSEd in TESOL and must also complete coursework to compensate for deficiencies in prior preparation in the areas of Developmental Psychology (3 credit hours), Educational Psychology (3 credit hours), Special Education (3 credit hours, with field experience), Child Abuse Detection & Reporting (wkshp/1 credit hour); Tobacco, Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention (wkshp/1 credit hour), and Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)/Fire Safety & Arson Prevention (wkshp/1 credit hour). NOTE: New York State also requires proof of successful completion of at least 12 post-secondary credit hours of study in a language other than English (LOTE) for ESOL certification.


MSED Program Outline

EDU 570 Using Educational Research to Improve Instruction (This course must be completed within the first 9 credit hours of graduate study.)
EDU 518 Second Language Acquisition & Development
EDU 519 Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom-ESL I
EDU 538 Cultural Literature
- or -
EDU 563 Cultural Perspectives
EDU 540 Content Area ESL
EDU 564 Linguistic Considerations for ELL Students
EDU 565 Language and Learning: Psycho- & Sociolinguistic Considerations for ESL Educators
EDU 568 Foundations of Bilingual Education
EDU 569 Language Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners (ELLs)
EDU 671 Practicum and Seminar
EDU 660 Conducting Educational Research
EDU 690 Master's Thesis/Project

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 36

(plus courses as needed)

Option 2 Additional Coursework

One of the following four courses:
EDU 225 Child Development
EDU 224 Adolescent Development
EDU 501 Advanced Study: Child Psychology
EDU 502 Psychology of Adolescence
AND
EDU 250/251 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner/Practicum (or equivalent graduate course as approved by the Dean of the College of Education)
EDU 349 Educational Psychology (or equivalent graduate course as approved by the Dean of the College of Education)
EDU 301 Child Abuse Detection & Reporting
EDU 302 Tobacco, Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention
EDU 303 Safe Schools/Healthy Students


Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Program Outline

EDU 518 Second Language Acquisition and Development
EDU 519 Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom - ESL I
EDU 540 Content Area English as a Second Language
EDU 568 Foundations of Bilingual Education
EDU 569 Language Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners (ELLs)
EDU 671 Practicum and Seminar

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 18

Graduate Studies

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