Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction:

TESL/International Emphasis

Affordable Tuition

$167/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Hybrid or 100% Online 36 major credits * 20 Months
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid or 100% online cohorts

Can be obtained in as little as five semesters

One course completed every eight weeks

Prepare to teach English to students with various cultural and linguistic backgrounds

Degree Intentions:

This degree is designed for teachers looking to acquire the skills needed for management of culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

TESL/International Emphasis students will:

  • Be prepared for TN PreK-12 English as a Second Language endorsement
  • Market themselves for roles in teacher leadership, classroom management, and serving international students or those whose first language is not English
  • Complete coursework regarding English Syntax, Phonology, and Language Acquisition

Formatting to Accommodate the Busy Lifestyles of Educators:

Students in our blended cohorts take the core courses for the degree in a face-to-face format. These courses meet one night per week, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. will take the remaining courses for the degree online. These courses do not require face-to-face class meetings; students log-in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the Fall and Spring terms, students finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately 18 months.

Students in our online cohorts take all courses for the degree in a completely online format. These courses do not include face-to-face class meetings; students log-in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the Fall and Spring terms, students finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately 18 months.

Career Outcomes:

Those who complete this program are eligible to teach English to students with various cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and succeed in managing diverse classrooms.

Degree Requirements

NumberTitleHours
EDUC 638Foundations of Leadership3
EDUC 561Effective Home, School, and Community Relations3
EDUC 531
OR
EDUC 627
Evaluation of Learning
OR
Evaluation for Continuous Improvement
3
TESL 565Language and Culture3
TESL 581Introduction to TESL3
EDUC 630Educational Research3
TESL 566English Phonology3
TESL 583Evaluation of Language Learning3
EDUC 635Integrating Research and Learning3
TESL 582Methods of TESL3
TESL 568Language Acquisition3
TESL 567English Syntax3
 Total for Degree:36
Please Note:

The degree requirements listed above are tentative and are subject to change. This is not an official class schedule.