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Teaching and Learning

Online M.Ed. in Curr. & Instruction: Secondary Education - Concentration in TESOL Education (a 33-hour program)

The Master's in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus in TESOL gives students who are professional educators and wish to pursue advanced study the opportunity to select an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).    This program can be taken totally online, on campus, or a combination of both.  Students who select this option also receive a foundation in education and study current trends in Foreign Language and ESOL Education.   This program requires that students complete comprehensive exams in the College of Education.

The Focus in TESOL includes the following courses:

  • 3 Core Courses in Professional Education provide the necessary foundation in educational theories.  These courses are offered online:
    • EDF 6211 Psych Foundations of Education or EDF 6215 Principles of Learning
    • EDF 6481 Foundations of Ed Research or EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement
    • EDG 6627 Foundations of Curriculum & Instruction or approved equivalent
  • 1 Course in Current Trends in Foreign Language/ESOL Education: FLE 6665 Current Trends in FLE (offered online in Fall).
  • 5 ESOL Specialization Courses.  You may choose from the following online courses:
    • TSL 6253 Applied Linguistics for Teaching ESOL  (offered in Summer)
    • FLE 6371 Instructional Methods and Strategies for Teaching ESOL (offered in Spring)
    • FLE 6167 Cross-Cultural Issues in Teaching ESOL (offered in Fall)
    • FLE 6433 Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development for Teaching ESOL (offered in Fall)
    • TSL 6470 Assessment and Progress Management for Teaching ESOL
    • FLE 6932: L2 Reading & Literacy (offered in Fall) or TSL 5086 ESOL 2: Second Language & Literacy Acquisition in Children and Adolescents (offered online each semester)
  • 2 Elective Courses:
    • May choose from a variety of 5000 or 6000 level courses that are offered online in related fields - see advisor for approval.
    • It is recommended that one of the electives be in the field of  ESOL in order to have 18 credits in the specialization.
  • A Comprehensive Exam must be taken in your final semester in the program .

Office of the Registrar: For information about tuition and fees and On-line Non-degree Student Application.


Department Code: CNI

Major/College: CUR ED

Concentration: CTL

Degree: M.Ed.

Questions?  Please contact:

Dr. Phil Smith
Foreign Language / ESOL Education Coordinator
University of South Florida
Department of Teaching and Learning
ESOL Office (EDU 266)
Tel: (813) 974-1113


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