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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2013-14 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, English as a Second Language Concentration, M.Ed.


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Dorothy Valcarcel Craig, Program Director
(615) 898-2855
Dorothy.Craig@mtsu.edu, www.eslatmtsu.com

The Womack Educational Leadership Department  offers the Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S.) with majors in Administration and Supervision and Curriculum and Instruction and the Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) with majors in Administration and Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, and Professional Counseling.

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction offers a concentration in English as a Second Language with several licensure options as well as a non-licensure option. The degree with add-on licensure endorsement in ESL (PreK-12) is designed for those candidates who already hold an initial license for teaching in Tennessee. The degree with initial license in ESL (PreK-12) is designed for those candidates who do not hold an initial license for teaching in Tennessee and who plan to complete the requirements for professional licensure at the initial level. The add-on only program may be completed for endorsement only (non-degree; licensure only). The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction also offers a specialization for the professional education coursework for teacher licensure (Secondary Education Licensure Path) in a state approved licensure area.

The Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to foster the development of teaching skills that result in increased pupil performance. By analyzing curriculum choices and strategies, along with best teaching practices, those who complete this program will be better equipped to provide an environment in which students engage in relevant and meaningful learning activities (Secondary Education Licensure Path) in a state approved licensure area.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements


For admission into the master’s program, a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test, the Graduate Record Examination, or the Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) or a valid Tennessee Teacher license is required.

Students pursuing an M.Ed. degree must be fully admitted to the program prior to the completion of their initial semester of coursework.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  3. submit three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for completing the Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction;
  4. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a copy of the teaching license.

Degree Requirements with Add-On Endorsement in ESL or Non-Licensure Option


The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English as a Second Language requires completion of 33 semester hours. No more than 30 percent of the total degree hours may be dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours.

Candidate must

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree;
  2. hold an initial Tennessee teaching license. The licensure requirements will be waived for special circumstances;
  3. successfully complete a written comprehensive examination during the semester of graduation (exam may be retaken once during a subsequent semester).

Curriculum: Curriculum and Instruction, English as a Second Language with Add-On Endorsement in ESL or Non-Licensure Option


 Candidate must complete 33 hours in the following course of study:

Degree Requirements for Initial Licensure in ESL


The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English as a Second Language (with initial license) requires completion of 33 semester hours and 9 hours of Directed Student Teaching. No more than 30 percent of the total degree hours may be dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours.

Candidates must:

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree;
  2. meet entry testing requirements for Graduate Studies (MAT or GRE score);
  3. meet requirements for Admission to Teacher Education;
  4. successfully complete one semester of Directed Student Teaching;
  5. successfully complete a written comprehensive examination during the semester of graduation (exam may be retaken once during subsequent semester).

Curriculum: Curriculum and Instrution, English as a Second Language with Initial Licensure in ESL


Candidates must complete 42 hours in the following course of study:

Directed Student Teaching (9 hours)


English as a Second Language Add-On Endorsement (non-degree)


Candidates for the Add-On Endorsement (non-degree) program must:

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree;
  2. hold an initial license for teaching in Tennessee.

Required Courses (18 hours)


Candidates must complete 18 hours in the following course of study. The licensure coursework may be transferred to the full degree program. Please check with current catalog for program changes and updates.

Program Notes


Students taking courses for licensure renewal, add-on endorsements, or “plus 30” upgrade on teacher licensure should register as non-degree-seeking students, Students enrolling in 6000-level courses must hold a bachelor’s degree, and students enrolling in 7000-level courses must hold a master’s degree. Non-degree-seeking students cannot register for 7000-level courses without departmental permission.

A minor in Education consists of 12 semester hours selected with the consent of the advisor. The Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Science in Teaching degrees require a minor in Education to be approved by the minor advisor.

Candidates must:

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 21 credit hours;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the semester in which the student intends to graduate.

 

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