Apr 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), M.Ed.

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6577

Program Description

The Master of Education with a major in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages degree is a fully online program that prepares practicing educators to be teacher-leaders in TESOL. This advance program prepares teachers to educate an increasingly diverse population of students in Georgia through inclusive practices. The program focuses upon teaching students who are culturally and linguistically diverse within multiple program models with core courses in language development, literacy, methods, curriculum, social justice/equity, collaborative practices, and content area teaching strategies in reading and writing. Individuals majoring in TESOL receive the ESOL Endorsement after the first 2 semesters in the program.  

Program Admission Requirements

  • Online Graduate Admissions  Application-There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.  
  • Transcripts-Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelopes from the institution. 
  • Evidence of teaching certification in any P-12 area or departmental approval (may particularly apply to international applicants) 
  • Personal Statement-You will upload your statement into the online application. The statement should be 1-2 pages and address the following: 1) Your professional training, interests, needs and concerns; 2) the nature and quality of your professional experiences; 3) specific issues you plan to address during the pursuit of your Master’s degree; and 4) why you have chosen a career in teaching English learners. 
  • Personal Resume-You will upload your resume into the online application. It should document education, teaching experience, community service, and your record of leadership. 
  • Two Personal Letters of Recommendation-Please do not use the online recommendation system. Your letters should be on letterhead and from sources that can address your success in teaching, your ability to succeed in graduate study, and commitment to student achievement. 
  • Interview-A personal, phone or SKYPE interview is required. Candidates will be contacted by the program coordinator to schedule the interview. 

* Please note: International Students (Visa and Green Card Holders)–Please visit KSU’s International Graduate Admissions site for additional requirements.

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

Currently there are no exceptions to the admissions requirements.

Transfer Credit

Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the program coordinator or department chair. A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit (with grades of “B” or higher) may be applied toward a degree program. No courses will be accepted for transfer credit if they are more than five years old at the time of evaluation. Transfer credit includes all course work accepted into the M.Ed. program prior to admission in full standing (maximum nine semester hours), whether earned at another institution or at Kennesaw State University. 

Petition to Graduate

Each M.Ed. candidate must submit a Petition to Graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The process for petitioning to graduate can be found here: http://registrar.kennesaw.edu/graduation/petitioning.php. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

All candidates for the TESOL, M.Ed. will complete an approved program of 36 semester hours of graduate course work, including field experiences with English learners.

Options for students who have earned a ESOL Endorsement:

Students have earned a recognized ESOL Endorsement and who have earned previous academic credit for INED 7781, INED 7782, and INED 7783 must complete 9 credit hours as course substitutes approved by the Program Coordinator to complete the program requirements for the TESOL M.Ed. 

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)

ESOL Endorsement- Embedded

Students who have successfully completed the program requirements are eligible to earn the English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement   upon graduation. 

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