Master of Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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Program Description

The Master of Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for diverse professionals in the area of English as a Second/Foreign Language.  The program addresses the theories and research base of second language acquisition and instruction with an emphasis on literacy. In addition to receiving the MEd, our graduates earn a certificate in second language instruction from Sam Houston State University. Contact the director of the program for further information on this certificate.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Articulate theories, processes, and principles of second language acquisition and second language literacy..
  • Examine the linguistic, sociocultural, cognitive, and psychological foundations of language and literacy.
  • Identify instructional strategies and materials that promote the acquisition of language and literacy for English language learners (ELLs).
  • Evaluate informal and formal assessments for ELLs.
  • Engage in reflective analysis of personal beliefs and systematic inquiry into diverse cultures in order to construct a pedagogy in which diversity is an explicit part of the curriculum.
  • Integrate technology to enhance the learning opportunities of ELLs.
  • Conduct research in second language learning and teaching.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in TESOL must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Writing sample

Degree Requirements

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in TESOL

Master of Education in TESOL
Required Courses
BESL 5302Soc Cult Lang Infl On Learning3
BESL 53042nd Lang Acquisition & Develop3
BESL 5311Applied Linguistics in ESL/EFL Settings3
BESL 5313ESL / EFL Methodology3
Specified Courses
Select six of the following:18
Action Research in Second Lang
Computer Assisted Language Learning in English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language
Second Language Assessment
English for Specific Purposes
Integrating Curnt Tech In Tchg
Curriculum Dev-Early Child Edu
Lang & Lit Dev In Young Child
Curr Pract-Early Child Setting
Buildg Rel With Div Fam& Child
Theor. Perspctv-Early Child Ed
Development Of The Young Child
The Politics of Literacy
Gaming and Literacy
Survey Of Reading
Literacy & Learning Grade 8-12
Second Language Literacy
Digital Literacy and Pedagogy
Digital Literacies & Policy
Language Arts: Theory & Instr
Lit & Instr Mat In Rdg Progs
Cognition & Emergent Literacy
Total Hours30