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.
|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|
|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|
* 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).