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Literacy Studies (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-TESOL Emphasis)

Grand Valley State University

M.Ed.
24 months
Duration
677 USD/credit
677 USD/credit
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About

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program provides training in linguistics principles and their applications; theories of language acquisition; issues of language and culture; methodology and curriculum design; assessment of second language competencies; and critical issues in multilingual, multicultural education.

Overview

The program provides teachers with the theoretical, practical knowledge and skills necessary to teach non-native speakers of English. The program focuses on language and cultural issues, methodologies and curriculum design. A major or minor in English, modern languages, bilingual education, or equivalents desired. Candidates from other disciplines must have an introductory course in linguistics, EDR 634 Linguistics for Teachers. Students are also encouraged to take EDR 602 (Teaching English Language Learners Across Content), which is a course for teachers in the content areas. This course addresses methods and strategies for teaching ESL students in content area classes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Policy and Practice 
  • Social/Cultural Foundations of Education 
  • Educational Inquiry and Evaluation 
  • Race, Class, and Language 
  • English as a Second Language Methodologies 
  • Linguistics for Teachers 
  • Sociolinguistics: Language, Society, and Schooling
  • Explicit Language Instruction 
  • Assessments: K-12 Models and Practices

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
144 (verbal)
138 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
106
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Materials: Graduate application, application fee, official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended, and copies of teaching/administrative certificates if required for program admission or approved waiver;
  • Recommendations: Three professional or academic recommendations on COE recommendation forms, addressing the candidate’s potential for graduate study;
  • Grade Point Average: Grade point average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work taken from a regionally accredited institution; or
  • Previous Master’s Degree: A prior master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted in lieu of the minimum grade point average.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    677 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 677 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    677 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 677 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    677 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 677 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Grand Valley State University is a great place for students to invest in their futures. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships can help you maximize your investment by working with you to determine how to most effectively meet your unique needs. 

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