Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages M.Ed.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of all admission requirements listed for School of Education graduate programs.
  2. An interview.
  3. Candidates in Bilingual Education Concentration must demonstrate proficiency in the appropriate world language.

Note: Candidates who plan to teach ESL to adults or who plan to teach internationally are not required to have a teaching certificate to be admitted into this program; however, a suitable undergraduate minor is required (e.g., in languages and linguistics, English, international studies).

Course Requirements

Foundations Component (Free Electives)

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 561/FNED 561LatinX in the United States

4

Annually.
BLBC 515Foundations of Education in Bilingual Communities

3

Fall.
FNED 502Social Issues in Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELED 510Research Methods, Analysis, and Applications

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 547Introduction to Classroom Research

3

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
INST 516Integrating Technology into Instruction

3

Fall, Spring.
CURR 501Digital Media Literacy

4

Summer.

Professional Education Component (Required)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TESL 507Literacy Instruction for Emergent Bilingual Learners

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 539Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TESL 541Applied Linguistics in TESOL

3

Fall, Spring.
 

TESL 546TESOL Pedagogies for Grades PK-6

3

Fall.
-Or-

TESL 548TESOL Pedagogies for Grades 5-Adult

3

Spring.
 

TESL 549Sociocultural Contexts: Education in Bilingual Communities

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TESL 551Assessment of Emergent Bilinguals

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 553Internship in TESOL and Bilingual Education

3

Fall, Spring.

Candidates seeking ESL certification in the State of Rhode Island must complete TESL 539, TESL 549, TESL 541, TESL 546 or TESL 548, TESL 551, TESL 507, and TESL 553, as well as the ESOL Praxis Exam (0362).

Note: Secondary education teachers must take TESL 548 instead of TESL 546.

Comprehensive Assessment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TESL 599Graduate Essay in TESOL

1

Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 31-33

Course Requirements for Concentration In Bilingual Education

Foundations Component (Free Electives)

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CURR 501Digital Media Literacy

4

Summer.
INST 516Integrating Technology into Instruction

3

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
FNED 502Social Issues in Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 561/ANTH 561LatinX in the United States

4

Annually.
TESL 549Sociocultural Contexts: Education in Bilingual Communities

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELED 510Research Methods, Analysis, and Applications

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 547Introduction to Classroom Research

3

Fall, Spring.

Professional Education Component (Required)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BLBC 515Foundations of Education in Bilingual Communities

3

Fall.
BLBC 516Pedagogy and Practice in Bilingual Education

3

Fall.
BLBC 518Biliteracy Instruction for Emergent Bilingual Learners

3

Spring.
TESL 539Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TESL 541Applied Linguistics in TESOL

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 551Assessment of Emergent Bilinguals

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 553Internship in TESOL and Bilingual Education

3

Fall, Spring.
The Professional Education courses listed above comprise an approved program for Bilingual Education certification in RI. In addition to coursework, candidates must pass the ESOL Praxis (0362) and demonstrate proficiency in the second language of instruction as described in RIDE’s Assessment Requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TESL 599Graduate Essay in TESOL

1

Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 31-32