Childhood Education/TESOL - Graduate

Graduate: Master's

School of Education & Human Services

Are you interested in helping children who are non-native English speakers learn the language? A Master of Science in Education in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, Grades  K-12) will help you break into a teaching field that serves a high-needs student population.

Program Description

With a strong emphasis on theory, research and practicum experience, the Childhood/TESOL master’s program will prepare you to meet the needs of young English language learners.  You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the psychological and social factors that affect second language learning. You will also learn techniques that have proven effective when teaching students from a variety of backgrounds and for whom English is not their first language.  
This program combines course content from the Childhood (Grades 1-6) program and the TESOL (Grades K-12) program. You will earn both initial and professional certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and TESOL (Grades K-12) and professional certification with three years of teaching experience in the first five years.


Our comprehensive program features inclusive strategies related to linguistics, literacy and second language acquisition.

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