Master of Science in TESOL

The Master of Science in TESOL Track is designed to provide specialized training and content knowledge for teachers of all levels of ESOL, K through 12, adult education, community college education and higher education. The MS in TESOL consists of 30 credits, six 3-credit TESOL courses and four professional courses. This degree provides foundation in ESOL methodology, curriculum design, assessment, linguistics, and cross-cultural communication. These courses are designed to prepare individuals to work with limited English speakers in a variety of settings. Five of the TESOL courses satisfy Florida’s ESOL Endorsement for Category 1 teachers (Elementary and Secondary English) and one course satisfies Florida’s ESOL requirement for Category 2 teachers and administrators. The capstone course (EDU 517) is used for program level assessment and to assess a candidate’s proficiency in the five learning outcomes covered in the program. This course is under consideration as a global learning course with chances to gain overseas teaching experiences.

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Career Opportunities

  • Existing public school teachers with ESOL endorsement
  • Instructors in English Language Institutes in Universities
  • Public school teachers
  • Community college instructors
  • Oversea English instructors

Curriculum (Course Sampling)

EDU 506 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDU 517 ESOL Issues and Strategies with Field Experience 3
EDF 660 Social, Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education

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