Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Teaching English as a Second Language M.Ed.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of all admission requirements listed for School of Education graduate programs.
  2. An interview.

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

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 561Latinos in the United States

4

As needed.
BLBC 515Bilingual Education Issues

3

Spring.
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 in instructional technology, with consent of advisor

Professional Education Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TESL 507Teaching Reading and Writing to English-as-a-Second-Language Students

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 539Language Acquisition and Learning

3

Spring, Summer.
TESL 541Applied Linguistics in ESL

3

Fall, Summer.
TESL 546Teaching English as a Second Language

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 549Sociocultural Foundations of Language Minority Education

3

Fall, Summer.
TESL 551Assessment of English Language Learners

3

Fall, Spring.

All above courses: Candidates seeking ESL certification in the State of Rhode Island must complete these courses and the ESOL Praxis Exam (0361).

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

Capstone Course

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TESL 553Internship in English as a Second Language

3

Fall, Spring.

Candidates seeking ESL certification in the State of Rhode Island must complete this course and the ESOL Praxis Exam (0361).

Comprehensive Assessment

Total Credit Hours: 30