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Education: TESOL - Teaching

Education: TESOL - Teaching

The Master of Education degree includes specialization areas in Administration and Supervision, Secondary Education, Reading, Teaching English as a Second Language (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:

  1. Administration and Supervision (36 credits)
  2. Reading (36 credits or 45 credits thesis/special project option)
  3. Secondary Education (36 credits)
  4. Special Education (36 credits)
  5. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): (36 credits)

Option A: Thesis / Special Project
Option B: Non-Thesis


PREREQUISITE FOR ADMISSION AND CONTINUING REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:

Applicants must meet all University requirements stated in the Academic regulations of this catalog, including:

  1. A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate cumulative GPA based on a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours
  2. Submit an Electronic Portfolio on LiveText to the Admission Committee to include the following:
      1. an essay, between 300-500 words, of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to education.
      2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.

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:

In order to be admitted to this specialization, prospective student must have the prerequisites as currently stated in the catalog plus:

  1. Native speaker of English or a score of 550 on the TOEFL.
  2. A Bachelor's Degree with a major in English, Education, a foreign language or a related field.
  3. Coursework:
    LN300 Introduction to Linguistics (or equivalent)
    LN385 Structure of the English Language (or equivalent)
  4. 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
Title
Credit Hours
ED600, or Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools, or 3, or
ED669 Culture and Its Influence on Education 3
ED601 Introduction to Research Methods 3
ED602, or  Qualitative Inquiry in Education, or 3, or
ED603 Quantitative Analysis 3

 

Electives: (3 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
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
Title
Credit Hours
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
Title
Credit Hours

ED690, or

Special Project: TESOL, or 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


OPTION B: NON-THESIS

REQUIREMENTS:

 
Core Course: (6 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED600, or Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools, or 3, or
ED669 Culture and Its Influence on Education 3
ED601 Introduction to Research Methods 3

 

Electives: (9 credit hours)

3 credits from:

Course
Title
Credit Hours
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
Title
Credit Hours
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

What careers are available to someone with a degree in TESOL - Teaching?

  1. Adult Educators
  2. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
  3. Interpreters
  4. News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents
  5. Translators

Education: TESOL - Teaching is a Graduate Degrees program in the School of Education