COE: MEd: Secondary Education | Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL)
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The Master of Education in Secondary Education degree program provides teachers a range of opportunities to develop their unique skills in order to increase their impact on students. The graduate of this program will have a deep commitment to the professional education community, a focused association with the school community and a strong connection to educational research.

The M.Ed. program with emphasis in TESOL is designed to meet the need for teachers who can apply knowledge about language learning to their culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. For those holding initial teaching certification, the 18-hour TESOL Core meets the requirements for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education add-on English Language Learners K-12 teaching certification; additional coursework may be required to meet the DESE requirements. Please consult your academic or faculty advisor.

Master of Education (MEd)

Contact Advisors:

Marty Woytus & Susan Johnson

116 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
p: (314) 516-5930

Deadlines to Apply:
Fall - July 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - May 1

The M.Ed. program with emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to meet the need for teachers who can apply knowledge about language learning to their culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. This program meets the requirements for a Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Teaching endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Required Core
Students are required to complete the following courses within the first 15 hours of study:
TCH ED 6010Examining History, Community and Social Justice in Education3
ED PSY 6030Instruction, Learning and Assessment3
Required Research Courses
These two research courses should be taken in sequence (not concurrently) at the end of the program. Candidates will design and execute a piece of original practitioner research and present their findings in a public forum.
TCH ED 6909Teacher Action Research I (Take semester prior to Teacher Action Research Capstone, TCH ED 6910.)3
TCH ED 6910Teacher Action Research Capstone3
Total Hours12

 In addition to the Required Core (12 hours), Candidates seeking an emphasis in TESOL are required to complete the following coursework (18 hours), a program total of 30 hours.

TESOL Core
TCH ED 6210Foundations of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
TCH ED 6220Principles of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition3
TCH ED 6230Cross-Cultural Communication in the Classroom3
TCH ED 6240Assessment for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
TCH ED 6250Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
TCH ED 6260Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
Total Hours18
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Kim Song, Ed.D.
Professor

Kim H. Song, Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, received her Ed.D in Instructional Processes from Southern Illinois University –Edwardsville in 1991. Kim is a bilingual in Korean and English, and her main research interests include:
  • Backward Instructional Design and Assessment
  • Immigrant Family Literacy Development, a...
Certifications:
DESE English Language Learners (Grades K-12) Certification
Teachers who have obtained their initial certification may add the English Language Learners K-12 certification by completing the necessary coursework as determined by DESE.