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Plan of Study

Prerequisite: A course in Child Development (TED 500 Lives of Children or its equivalent)
Twelve credits of a language other than English

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3
TED 615 Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings 3

Before Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
  • Demonstrate competence in writing
  • Satisfactorily complete the initial portfolio submission

Tier II: Methods Courses (19 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 650 Second Language Acquisition 3
TED 655 Fundamentals of Linguistics 3
TED 660 English and Its Structure 3
TED 665 Literacy K-12 in the ESOL Program 3
TED 670 Teaching the Content Areas in ESOL Programs 3
TED 677 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in ESOL Programs 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W) and the Content Specialty Test (CST) in TESOL

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 765 Field Experience: Teaching English as a Second Language 2
TED 770
or
TED 771
Seminar and Student Teaching: English as a Second Language
OR
Seminar and Supervised Teaching: English as a Second Language
4

Portfolio Requirements

Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines