Dec 13, 2019  
2019-20 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Graduate Catalog

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


Dorothy Valcarcel Craig, Program Director
(615) 898-2332
Dorothy.Craig@mtsu.edu, www.eslatmtsu.com

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

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 a minimum 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. Non-licensure students must meet entry testing requirements for graduate studies (MAT or GRE score).
  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


The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

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 Instruction, English as a Second Language with Initial Licensure in ESL


The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

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 (12 hours)


Candidates must complete 12 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.

Candidates must:

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  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.