MEd in TESOL, Literacy and Culture
The Department of Learning and Teaching offers a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture Program to assist professionals in the field of education to develop a scholarly and practical approach to literacy and second language instruction. We strive to prepare reflective practitioners who can successfully engage and ensure the academic success of students from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The TESOL, Literacy and Culture Program goals are for candidates to:
- develop a critical understanding of theory and practice.
- understand the development and implementation of research-based and culturally responsive teaching practices, including those designed to close the achievement gap and systems that perpetuate educational inequity.
- serve as change agents and teacher-scholars at local, national and/or international levels.
Additional Admission Requirements
See the Admission page for basic admission requirements.
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|Entrance Semesters||Summer, Fall, Spring|
|Application Deadlines||Visit www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions/deadlines.php|
|Minimum Grade Point Average||2.75 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate coursework|
|Statement of Purpose|
|Two letters of recommendation|
|Interview for applicants who meet the preliminary selection criteria may be required|
English Proficiency Exam for International Applicants
Official score reports for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all international applicants and may only be waived if English is the applicant’s primary language or if he or she obtained a bachelor’s degree in the U.S., Great Britain, Canada or Australia.
- TOEFL minimum scores:
- Internet-based test: 83
- Computer-based test: 237
- Paper-based test: 580
- IELTS minimum score:
- Band score 7
Requirements for TESOL, Literacy and Culture
|EDUC 500||Research Design Methodology 2||3|
|EDUC 510||Cognition and Learning||3|
|or EDUC 513||Human Development|
|EDUC 529||Language, Literacy and Culture 1||3|
|EDUC 540||Introduction to the Nature of Language and Linguistic 1||3|
|EDUC 541||Second Language Acquisition and Development 1||3|
|EDUC 543C||Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 1||6|
|EDUC 548||Special Topics in ESL||3|
|EDUC 549P||Practicum in TESOL||3|
|EDUC 580||Master's Capstone Seminar||3|
|Visa Requirements for International Students requires full time enrollment *|
Courses required to earn a TESOL certificate.
Prerequisite for EDUC 580
International Students must enroll in 9 semester units each term; please see advisor for more information.
Candidates may transfer up to 6 units of Graduate coursework with advisor approval.
At SOLES, all masters and doctoral students participate in an international experience designed to support the growth of cultural competency. Our goal is to inform best practices in working with culturally diverse populations locally, nationally and globally. International experiences are approved by each student's faculty advisor and can be credit based or non-credit based activities.
Action Research or Capstone Project