Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to prepare individuals in the United States and abroad to teach English to students whose first language is not English. Graduates also are prepared to create and implement curriculum and appropriate assessments for English as a second or foreign language (ESL). It is part of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Included in the coursework for the M.Ed. are the four courses required by the Arkansas Department of Education for endorsement in ESL. ESL is listed on the Arkansas List of Teaching Areas of Critical Need and this program is expected to help reduce that need.
The M.Ed. requires degree candidates to complete a minimum of 33 graduate hours. Students must be officially accepted by the Graduate School and by the M.Ed. TESOL degree program. Students are expected to have completed an undergraduate degree program with a 3.0 grade-point average on the last 60 hours of the program of study. Upon acceptance into the Graduate School, the application packet will be submitted to the program for review.