International Education Program with ESL Concentration (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    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 these locations:

    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.

    The program has been designed to allow you to complete your degree within a reasonable period of time while continuing your international work.

    Note: The International Education/ESL concentration is not linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    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 Curriculum

    IED 504 - Theories in Curriculum Design
    IED 509 - Language Diversity in Education
    IED 512 - Assessment and Evaluation
    IED 521 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
    IED 522 - Intercultural Communication
    IED 530 - Linguistics and Language Acquisition
    IED 540 - Using Technology in ESL Acquisition
    IED 570 - Clinical Experience in ESL
    IED 573 - Reflective Seminar: International Education
    IED 574 - Research Project
    IED 580 - Innovative Methods in Education
    IED 582 - Research Methods

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

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    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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