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The College of Education's Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs provide educators with opportunities for professional development and certification renewal. This graduate program is for those interested in transforming the lives of English learners through the teaching of both content and English language.
The Literacy Studies master's degree with an emphasis in Teaching
English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides teachers with
theoretical and practical knowledge as well as skills needed to teach
English learners. The TESOL program focuses on language, cultural
issues and their impact on teaching and classroom relationships, ESL
methodologies, assessment, and curriculum design.
The TESOL program allows graduates to work in K-12th grade settings. This program has two tracks, Masters of Education degree and English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement
Grand Valley State University's College of Education is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (NCA). The faculty are leaders in their fields, melding together the philosophy of education and your needs as a practitioner.
All Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs require a minimum of 33 semester hours. TESOL studies include:
Literacy studies (TESOL) graduates leave with the following skills:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with deadlines for fall semester May 15; winter September 15; and spring/summer February 15. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
For application and other information, please visit gvsu.edu/grad/tesol/.
All students seeking degree, endorsement, approval, license or certificate change must be formally admitted to graduate study.
A maximum of six graduate credits earned prior to graduate admission may apply to degree requirements.
In addition to university admissions requirements in the GVSU Catalog, students must meet the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Admission Criteria.
Candidates should submit materials to GVSU Admissions, Allendale, MI 49401. When all application materials have been received, Admissions will forward the complete portfolio for consideration to the College of Education - Student Information and Services Center. Candidates should allow 4-6 weeks for written notification of their admission status.
Visit the College of Education page for alternate criteria and program policies.
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