Master of Education
The Master of Education in ESOL Literacy program is designed to meet four sets of professional standards: Delaware Professional Teaching Standards (DPTS), Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), National Council for Accreditation Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Master of Education in ESOL Literacy program. A total of 33 credits are required for completion.
Core Education Courses
(this list does not represent the recommended sequence)
MED 6102 E-Folio 0 credits
MLL 7401 Structure of English Language in English Language Learners
MLL 7402 Second Language Acquisition
MLL 7405 Teaching Literacy for English Language Learners
MLL 7406 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners K-12
MRD 7801 Language Development
MRD 7802 Process and Acquisition of Literacy
MRD 7803 Strategies and Materials for Teaching Reading and Writing
MRD 7804 Literature and Non-Fiction Books/Materials for Children and Adolescents
MRD 7805 Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
MLL 7403 Assessment of Second Language Learners
MRD 7950 Seminar in Reading Research
Qualifications for a Degree
To qualify for the Master of Education in ESOL Literacy degree, the candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 33 credit hours with a GPA of at least 3.0. The program must be completed within five years. An exit interview with the Program Chair or an advisor is required during MRD 7950 .
This is a state-approved program. The Master of Education in ESOL Literacy program can lead to Delaware K-12 certification as an ESOL teacher. The five MLL courses may be taken as a course of study. Additionally, a dual degree in MRD/ESOL may be obtained with the following changes:
- Completion of all MRD and five MLL courses, (requires substitution of MRD 7815 (5) for MRD 7805 (3), as well as
- Successful completion of outside requirements of both degrees (PRAXIS II 5301 (score of 164), Praxis ESL Subject Area Test (5361) (score of 149).
(See subsequent degree program description)
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.