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M.S. in Teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) (TT3)

(as of 10/27/2015)

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the TT3 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Optional Advanced Certificate in Program Evaluation [EV1] (12 Additional Credits)
  • Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching [OT1] (15 Additional Credits)

Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 30 credits. The detailed TT3 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed TT3 Program of Study Form.

Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields to be transferred in or completed at the Warner School prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor. Credits can fulfill the electives requirement or required specialization courses with advisor approval.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods

Choose a course on diversity; choices include but are not limited to:
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
ED437 Diversity and Equity in Higher Education
EDE436 Diversity and Equity in Education

Specialization Courses   
EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice
ED480 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
EDU435 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
EDU463 Implementing Innovation in Foreign Languages and ESOL Education
EDE465 Master's Essay: TESOL

Chose two other literacy electives; choices include but are not limited to:
ED409 Language and Literacy in Education
EDU414 American Educational and Linguistic Practices
ED432 Professional Writing and Communications
EDU467 Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development


Choose electives for a total of 5 credits.


1. EDU435 and EDU463 could be substituted with other ESOL teaching methods courses.

2. By choosing electives appropriately, students can reduce the number of additional credits required to complete an optional Advanced Certificate as an enhancement to this degree. If interested, be sure to discuss options with your advisor early in your program.

3. Students interested in adding the UT1 certificate need to take Introduction to Urban Education in Summer A prior to student teaching, and the 2 UT1 seminars concurrent with their field experiences/student teaching.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Master's Essay or Thesis