Learn how to meet the needs of English language learners in a wide variety of settings.
The Van Loan School offers an M.Ed. in International Education with ESL Concentration through a blended program of online and face-to-face studies, with summer courses in Madrid, Spain.
Who the Program is Designed For
The Master of Education in International Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language is designed to assist classroom teachers, administrators, and educational specialists to maximize the performance of diverse student populations in international schools abroad and in domestic schools with multicultural student bodies.
This M.Ed. concentration is appropriate for those currently teaching ESL and for seasoned and novice educators seeking to enhance their knowledge and competence in theoretical and practical methods of teaching English as a second language. Educators teaching in English across disciplines, cultures, and content areas will gain critical competence in improving the achievement of second language learners.
This flexible program can be completed in a minimum of 16 months or over an extended period of time to meet your personal requirements. To discuss customizing a program of study, please email Richard Pacheco.
New Program of Studies Timetable
This newly designed program of studies timetable for international M.Ed. programs begins in January 2019. This new timetable offers:
- Less summer time commitment - 3 face-to-face summer courses (formerly 4), for 2 summers
- Lower summer study accommodation and living expenses - 3 weeks, formerly 4, for 2 summers
- Less stress during online courses - each course is studied individually
The courses offered in the M.Ed. programs will remain unchanged.
Note: The International Education/ESL concentration is not linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.
Interested in learning more about our program? Request information today and a program director from the Van Loan School at Endicott College will be with you shortly.
Program of Study
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Discover and articulate a personal philosophy of leadership
- Develop a repertoire of strategies to communicate with individuals who represent different cultural and linguistic groups
- Attain techniques in teaching English as a second language including analyzing students' levels of English skills; methods of teaching reading comprehension; methods of teaching writing skills; and methods of increasing students' ability to speak English
- Demonstrate knowledge of multicultural and multilingual issues
- Identify and analyze trends and issues related to the role of leaders in international and multilingual school settings
Required CurriculumIED 504 - Theories in Curriculum^IED 509 - Language Diversity in EducationIED 512 - Evaluation and Assessment^IED 521 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second LanguageIED 522 - Intercultural CommunicationIED 530 - Linguistics and Language AcquisitionIED 540 - Using Technology in ESL AcquisitionIED 570 - Clinical Experience in ESLIED 573 - Reflective Seminar: International EducationIED 574 - Research ProjectIED 580 - Innovative Practices in EducationIED 582 - Research Methods
Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits
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