English as a Second Language

For:

Teachers with a desire to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • Face-to-face classes meet one night per week, same night entire program
  • Face-to-face classes meet from 4:45 to 8:45 PM
  • Accelerated format – can be completed in as little as 5 semesters
  • No thesis required, action research project in lieu of thesis

What You Learn:

Carson-Newman recognizes the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity and the influence of this diversity on educational institutions and individual classrooms. Particular among these influences are the global spread of English and the growing cultural and linguistic diversity of student populations in the United States and elsewhere. The emphasis focuses on developing awareness of the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity and on providing teachers with the skills to successfully manage culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

How You Learn:

Blended Format: When you enroll in a blended cohort, you will take the core courses for the degree in a face-to-face offering. These courses meet one night a week, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. You will take the remaining courses for your degree online. These courses will not require faceto- face class meetings; you will log in regularly to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. During the fall and spring terms, you will finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summer, you will complete up to four courses, and some 8-week courses. All courses in the summer are online. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 5 semesters.

Online Format: This is an online program; you will log in regularly to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. During the fall and spring terms, you will finish one 3 credit hour course every 8 weeks. During the summer, you will complete up to four courses, and some 8-week courses. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 5 semesters.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program and passing of the Praxis ESL subject area exam, students will have earned an M.Ed. degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language and an add-on teaching license endorsement in ESL (PreK-12).

Degree Requirements:

Number Title Hours
EDUC 638 Foundations of Leadership 3
EDUC 561 Effective Home, School, and Community Relations 3
EDUC 531 Evaluation of Learning 3
TESL 565 Language and Culture 3
TESL 581 Introduction to TESL 3
EDUC 630 Educational Research 3
TESL 566 English Phonology 3
TESL 583 Evaluation of Language Learning 3
EDUC 635 Integrating Research and Learning 3
TESL 582 Methods of TESL 3
TESL 568 Language Acquisition 3
TESL 567 English Syntax 3
  Total for Degree: 36

Please Note:

The degree requirements listed above are tentative and are subject to change.