The Master of Education in Teacher Education: English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed for certified teachers who are interested in expanding their understanding of the needs of child and adult English language learners but who are not seeking ELS teaching certification.
Dr. Susan Morris-Rutledge
Global Online (100% online delivery)
Cal U's teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, Cal U education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The curriculum is aligned with the Pennsylvania Department of Education ESL Program Specialist Standards and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Standards.
|EDE 701 Standards Aligned Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction||3|
|EDU 704 Foundations of ESL Education (offered summer only)||3|
|EDU 709 Sociolinguistics (offered fall only)||3|
|EDU 712 Content-Based ESL Instruction (offered spring only)||3|
|EDU 713 Language Acquisition and Development (offered summer only)||3|
|EDU 714 Language Assessment (offered spring only)||3|
|EDU 719 Supporting Second Language Learners, Families and Community (offered fall only)||3|
|RES 800 Methods of Research OR ADP 673 Supervised Field Project/Research and Evaluation||3|
(Select two from the following)
|EDU 702 Instructional Design and Strategies for Gifted Education||3|
|EDE 765 Foundations of Integrative Stem**||3|
|ESP 610 Special Education Foundations||3|
|MSE 643 Content Area Literacy||3|
|MSE 656 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching*||3|
|MSE 740 Advanced Instructional Technology||3|
|MSE 750 Online Technologies in Education||3|
|MSE 755 Constructivist Instructional Strategies||3|
|MSE 771 Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|PSY 702 Psychology of Childhood||3|
|PSY 713 Psychology of Growth and Development||3|
* Summer-only course
** Speak with program coordinator
- ESL courses require field experiences.
- This is not an initial teaching licensure program. Pennsylvania requires initial licensure before the ESL program specialist certificate can be added on.