Master of TESOL

General

Program Description

The Master of Education (MEd) in Language Education program brings students up to date on the latest practices, programs, and changes in education laws.

There is a growing need within New Hampshire and throughout the country for trained language teachers. The New Hampshire Department of Education lists TESOL as a critical shortage area.

The program offers the following concentrations:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education, K-12 Certification
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education (non-certification)

TESOL Education K-12 Certification

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education K-12 Certification concentration prepares students to teach English language learners of all ages and abilities in the United States and overseas. Students who complete the program meet the requirements for the New Hampshire Department of Education license to teach K-12 English language learners.

The program’s focus is experiential and hands-on, with the emphasis on the application of what is learned in classes to the world at large. The program’s classes blend theory and practice and provide a complete foundation in language teaching methodologies, language assessment, literacy, language acquisition, and linguistics for language teachers. The program also includes a technology component to address the needs of 21st-century classrooms. Our goal is to promote alternative practices while training language teachers who foreground student-centered, communicative language classrooms.

The program’s classes are offered throughout the year in online and blended (online and in-person) formats. Students may also take classes on a part-time basis. In-person and blended classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends.

TESOL Education (non-certification)

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education non-certification program, like the K–12 certification option, is grounded in linguistics, language acquisition, TESOL methodology, multi-cultural learning, language assessment, and literacy, as well as technology and foundations of teaching and curriculum design. The program enables students to focus additional time, depending on their area of interest, on adult education, technology, assessment, literacy, special needs, classroom practices or classroom-based research.

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

Plymouth State University is a regional comprehensive university offering a rich, student-focused learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 4,300 undergraduate and approximately 3,000 g ... Read More

Plymouth State University is a regional comprehensive university offering a rich, student-focused learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 4,300 undergraduate and approximately 3,000 graduate students. Read less