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The master’s program in Secondary Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) concentration is for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and wish to earn a Master of Science in Education degree and qualify for a Virginia Teaching license for grades K-12 in English as a Second Language. The program emphasis is teaching English to speakers of other languages.
Supervised practicum (at your local school district)
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
Provides students with an understanding of historical, philosophical, economic, and sociological issues in American education, their effect on student achievement, and the impact of social change on existing institutions. Includes the development of instruction based on assessment data including the use, construction, interpretation, and analysis of valid assessments. A 30-hour observation/participation experience is required in an appropriate prek-6, 6-8, or 6-12 grade level. Prerequisites: graduate standing.
This course is designed to give a thorough overview of human development from birth through adolescence and to develop an understanding of what impact physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development may have on the student, the learning environment, and instructional decisions. This course provides an advanced overview of current research and theory in human growth and development and their applications to the classroom. Throughout the course, issues of diversity as it applies to economic, social, racial, ethnic, and religious characteristics will be explored; developmental issues related to giftedness or disability and the impact of family disruptions, child abuse, and substance abuse will be addressed within the context of each topic.
An investigation of how language and cultural differences affect communication. Readings from linguistics, anthropology, and literature address problems of intercultural communication.
Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Secondary Education (TESOL, K-12) with Initial Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
An application for graduate studies and official transcripts must be submitted by the appropriate deadline for admission. Under certain circumstances, applicants who do not fully meet the requirements for regular admission to the program may be admitted on a provisional basis subject to conditions specified by the graduate program director. Requirements include:
Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher
Qualifying ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis testing scores
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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