Master of Education
M.Ed. in Language and Literacy : ESOL TrackThe 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.
|Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog)||Hours|
|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|
||Linguistics for ESOL Teachers||3|
||Principles of Second Language Learning||3|
||Methods and Materials for Teaching and Assessing ESOL||3|
||Emergent Literacy in a Diverse Society||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|
* 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.