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 Hours
Core Courses 12
ED 545 Teaching Reading to Linguistically Diverse Learners 3
ED 546 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3
ED 641 Literacy Practicum I* 3
ED 651 Literacy Practicum II* 3
Required Courses - 15 hours (as long as ED520 and ED526 can be fulfilled with baccalaureate degree) 18
ED 519 Diversity in the Classroom 3
ED 520 Special Needs in the Classroom 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 608 Assessment 3
Elective Courses - Choose one (1) course from the following options (if  ED520 is fulfilled with baccalaureate degree): 6
ED 609 Current Issues and Trends in Literacy 3
ED 619 Multicultural Literature 3
Total Hours 30

* 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).