Master of Education


M.Ed. in Language and Literacy : ESOL Track

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher track is for educators desiring ESOL linguistics and second language acquisition basics as well as ESOL methods, materials, and assessments for public and private schools. This degree program meets the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professional, National TESOL Standards as well as Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ESOL Standards. This track leads to Missouri ESOL certification. Certification is not available as an initial certificate; candidates must already be certified in another area.

Courses are offered in the eight-week format. Full-time enrollment is one course per eight-week term.


Degree Requirements


Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Core Courses 36
ED 519 Diversity in the Classroom 3
ED 545 Teaching Reading to Linguistically Diverse Learners 3
ED 546 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3
ED 552
Linguistics for ESOL Teachers 3
ED 562
Principles of Second Language Learning 3
ED 582
Methods and Materials for Teaching and Assessing ESOL 3
ED 585
Emergent Literacy in a Diverse Society 3
ED 608
Assessment 3
ED 610 Issues and Research in Literacy 3
ED 619 Multi-Cultural Literature for Teachers 3
ED 641 Literacy Practicum I* 3
ED 651 Literacy Practicum II* 3
Total Hours 36

* For this track, ED 641 (Practicum I) and ED 651 (Practicum II) must be completed at two completely different instructional levels (such as elementary and middle school, or elementary and high school, or middle and high school) and must be completed in an ESOL setting.