Master of Education in Literacy Studies with an Emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Faculty

Interested in this program? Apply now or contact the College of Education's Student Information and Services Center for additional information at 616-331-6650 or coeserve@gvsu.edu.

The GVSU TESOL Program provides professionals and prospective practitioners with the skills to grow and learn to transform the lives of students and speakers of other languages.

We train practitioners to change the lives of English learners, speakers of other languages, or English as an additional language learners through academic and professional courses. Our teacher candidates and professionals in TESOL are trained to work in various settings through courses that focus on cultural and multicultural issues and competence, educational linguistics, comprehensive assessment tools, interdisciplinary teaching and language teaching methodology theories and practices, technology, and clinical courses. The program is also tailored and can be customized to meet the unique needs of schools and school districts.

Program Requirements Back to top

Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):

  • EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
  • EDF 672 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Emphasis Area Courses (21 credits):

  • EDR 620 English as a Second Language Methodologies
  • EDF 633 Race, Class and Language
  • EDR 634 Linguistics for Teachers
  • EDR 635 Sociolinguistics: Language, Society, and Schooling
  • EDS 637 Explicit Language Instruction
  • EDI 637 Assessments: K-12 Models and Practices

Select One:

  • EDT 619 Curricular Integration of Ed. Technology
  • EDT 627 Technology Integration for Secondary Teachers

Practicum (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits):

  • EDR 685B English as a Second Language

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):

  • EDF 660 Education Inquiry and Evaluation

Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits) (Select One):

  • ED 693 Master's Project
  • ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project):  February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.

 

ESL Endorsement Requirements

To receive K-12 ESL endorsement, students must complete the full 33-hour TESOL master's program, pass the Michigan Subject Area Test, and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

ESL Endorsement (K-8 or 6-12) Only (24 credits of the following):

  • EDR 620 English as a Second Language Methodologies
  • EDF 633 Race, Class and Language
  • EDR 634 Linguistics for Teachers
  • EDR 635 Sociolinguistics: Language, Society, and Schooling
  • EDS 637 Explicit Language Instruction
  • EDI 637 Assessments: K-12 Models and Practices
  • EDR 685B Practicum/Graduate Field Experience
  • EDT 619 Curricular Integration of Ed. Technology OR
  • EDT 627 Technology Integration for Secondary Teachers

Candidates must have an elementary or secondary certification, pass the Michigan Subject Area Test, and maintain a 3.0 GPA

Courses Back to top