Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction:

Teaching English as a Second Language Emphasis

Affordable Tuition

$153/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Hybrid or 100% Online 36 major credits * 20 Months
Next Available MEd Cohorts Set to Begin this January
Our Students Have a 100% Pass Rate on Licensure Exams
Financial Aid Update: Interest rates DECREASE from 6.08% to 4.3% for the 2020-2021 school year!

Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid or 100% online cohorts

Can be obtained in as little as five semesters

Typically, in fall and spring semesters, one course is completed every eight weeks; in summer, two to four courses are taken depending upon the program.

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 Emphasis students will:

  • Be prepared for TN PreK-12 ELL 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 three to four of 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., while the remaining courses for the degree are completed online. These online 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 typically finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer terms are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately 5 semesters.

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 typically 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 five semesters.

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

Number Title Hours
EDUC 531 OR EDUC 627 Evaluation of Learning OR Evaluation for Continuous Improvement 3
EDUC 561 Effective Home, School, and Community Relations 3
EDUC 630 Educational Research 3
EDUC 635 Integrating Research and Learning 3
EDUC 638 Foundations of Leadership 3
TESL 565 Language and Culture 3
TESL 566 English Phonology 3
TESL 567 English Syntax 3
TESL 568 Language Acquisition 3
TESL 581 Introduction to TESL 3
TESL 582 Methods of TESL 3
TESL 583 Evaluation of Language Learning 3
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.