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Master in Education in TESOL

Master in Education in TESOL

 



 

The Master of Education degree includes specialization areas in Administration and SupervisionSecondary EducationReadingTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Special Education.   The M.Ed. degree is designed for certified teachers seeking advanced knowledge of teaching and learning in a specific area.   Students seeking teacher certification should obtain a Guam Commission on Educator Certification (GCEC) teacher certification evaluation before developing a program of study. Students completing the Administration and Supervision degree will be able to apply for certification in that field from the GCEC. 

Students should contact an advisor for information about the program in which they are interested.

 

OBJECTIVES

The School of Education offers a Master of Education program with five (5) areas of specialization, all of which are designed to prepare students for advanced roles in the field of Education:

Option A: Thesis / Special Project

Option B: Non-Thesis

 

PREREQUISITE FOR ADMISSION AND CONTINUING REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:

  1. Applicants must meet all University requirements stated in the Academic regulations of this catalog, including:
  2. A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate cumulative GPA based on a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours
  3. Submit an Electronic Portfolio on LiveText to the Admission Committee to include the following:
    a.    an essay, between 300-500 words, of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to education.
  4. b.   three School of Education dispositions rubrics to be completed by two School of Education faculty and one current/former employer or school site administrator or master teacher.
  5. A completed Form-A

Contact the School of Education Dean’s Office for more information.

 

CONTINUING REQUIREMENTS: 

Maintain 3.0 GPA for all coursework in the M.Ed. program. The School of Education is responsible for the academic advisement of its graduate students.  Candidates are required to maintain an online, electronic portfolio. The portfolio will be used as a basis for assessment and advisement throughout the graduate studies experience and will be closely monitored at  major decision points such as admission to candidacy, midpoint, and exit.   All candidates must pass the PRAXIS II in their content area with a passing score approved for licensure on Guam. Current requirements (May 11, 2010) may be found at the Guam Commission for Educator Certification website http://www.gcec.guam.gov.

 
GRADUATE DOUBLE MAJORS in Education 

Students wishing to complete a Double Major in two areas of Education may do so by completing the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 6 or 9 credits. 
  2. Two Areas of Specialization Coursework. Note: Elective courses may be taken in second area of specialization.
  3. PRAXIS II covering both areas of specialization.
  4. Thesis or Special Project option (6 credits) to include both areas.

Students electing to Double Major will receive one degree with both areas of study listed on the transcript.

 

THESIS AND SPECIAL PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS:

Definitions and descriptions of the scope and format for Special Project and Thesis requirements appear in the Degree Requirements of this Bulletin.  A student in consultation with his or her advisor will decide upon which requirement will best meet student and program goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MASTER OF EDUCATION WITH SPECIALIZATION IN
TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)

 

OBJECTIVES:

The School of Education offers a Masters Degree specialization in TESOL. The objectives of this program of study are to maintain a balance between theory and practice, and to fulfill a threefold purpose: 

  1. To train practitioners to enter the classroom as professionals,
  2. To provide a theoretical base which would enrich the formation of classroom teachers and enable those who wish to further their studies at the doctoral level, and
  3. To serve as a resource for other teachers to function as trainers.

 

SPECIFIC PREREQUISITES:

  1. In order to be admitted to this specialization, prospective student must have  the prerequisites as currently stated in the catalog plus: 
  2. Native speaker of English or a score of 550 on the TOEFL.
  3. A Bachelor's Degree with a major in English, Education, a foreign language or a related field.
  4. Coursework: LN300 Introduction to Linguistics (or equivalent); LN385 Structure of the English Language (or equivalent)
  5. A teaching certificate for those wishing to teach at the elementary or secondary levels.

 

OPTION A: THESIS / SPECIAL PROJECT

 
REQUIREMENTS:
Core Course: (9 credit hours) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED600

Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools

3

or

ED669

Culture and Its Influence on Education

3

ED601

Introduction to Research Methods

3

ED602

Qualitative Inquiry in Education

3

or

ED603

Quantitative Analysis

3

 
Electives: (3 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED634

Instructional Interactive Multimedia

3

ED636

Utilizing Media Resources in Instruction

3

ED637

Integrating Technology in the Curriculum

3

ED638

Teaching with the Internet

3

 
Area of Specialization: (18 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED481G

Second Language Teaching Methodology

3

LN400G/ED660

Applied Linguistics

3

ED661

Second Language Curriculum Theory & Development

3

LN/ED662

Second Language Testing and Evaluation

3

ED692

Practicum: TESOL

3

ED673

Inclusion of Linguistically Diverse Students

3

 

Thesis or Special Project: (6 credit hours) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED690

Special Project: TESOL

6

or

ED695

Thesis: TESOL

6

Capstone Portfolio and PRAXIS II English to Speakers of Other Languages with a passing score approved for licensure on Guam.  Current requirements (May 11, 2010) may be found at the Guam Commission for Educator Certification website http://www.gcec.guam.gov (Required for all students)

 

TOTAL:  36 CREDIT HOURS 

 

 

OPTIONB: NON-THESIS

 
REQUIREMENTS:
Core Course: (6 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED600

Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools

3

or

ED669

Culture and Its Influence on Education

3

ED601

Introduction to Research Methods

3

 

Electives: (9 credit hours)

3 credits from: 

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED634

Instructional Interactive Multimedia

3

ED636

Utilizing Media Resources in Instruction

3

ED637

Integrating Technology in the Curriculum

3

ED638

Teaching with the Internet

3

 

6 credits from TESOL courses or other UOG graduate programs with approval of the advisor. Students are encouraged to consider coursework in language and literacy as an area particularly relevant to second language instruction and development.

 

Area of Specialization: (21 credit hours) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED481G

Second Language Teaching Methodology

3

LN400G/ED660

Applied Linguistics

3

ED661

Second Language Curriculum Theory and Development

3

LN/ED662

Second Language Testing and Evaluation

3

ED667

Reading and Writing for the Second Language Student

3

ED673

Inclusion of Linguistically Diverse Students

3

ED692

Practicum: TESOL

3

Capstone Portfolio and PRAXIS II English to Speakers of Other Languages with a passing score approved for licensure on Guam.  Current requirements (May 11, 2010) may be found at the Guam Commission for Educator Certification website http://www.gcec.guam.gov (Required for all students)

TOTAL:  36 CREDIT HOURS

 

University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Foundations (Program Coordinator – TESOL)

Office Location: SOE Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 208F
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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