English for Speakers of Other Languages

For:

Experienced, certified teachers who wish to strengthen their skills in the areas of literacy and language development.

What You Learn:

Area of Emphasis 1: Special Reading Teacher Track with Reading Specialist certification here

Area of Emphasis 2: English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher Track with ESOL certification: This area of emphasis is for educators desiring ESOL linguistics and second language acquisition basics as well as ESOL methods, materials, and assessments for public and private schools. This degree program meets the International Reading Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals, National TESOL Standards, as well as DESE ESOL Standards. This program leads to Missouri ESOL certification. This certificate is not available as an initial certificate; candidates must already be certified teachers.

How You Learn:

Face-to-Face: This is a hybrid cohort program. For five nights out of each 8 week course, class will be held from 5:00 to 10:00, the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Language and Literacy and will be eligible for Missouri ESOL certification.

Degree Requirements:

English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher Track

Course Title Hours
ED 519 Diversity in Classroom 3
ED 545 Teaching Reading to Linguistically Diverse Readers 3
ED 546 Advanced Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3
ED 552 Linguistics for ESOL Teachers 3
ED 562 Principles of Second Language Learning 3
ED 582 Methods/Materials for Teaching ESOL 3
ED 608 Assessment 3
ED 641 Literacy Practicum I 3
ED 651 Literacy Practicum II 3
ELECTIVE [Elective will be chosen for entire cohort] 3
  Total Hours: 30

Please Note:

Students must demonstrate completion of coursework in Special Education as a part of their bachelor’s degree program in order to be certified. Students who do not meet this requirement will be required to take ED520 Special Needs in the Classroom in order to be certified. This course outline is tentative and subject to change.