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2019-2020 Southeastern University - Traditional Graduate and Post-Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Southeastern University - Traditional Graduate and Post-Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TESOL, Master of Education

Master of Education in TESOL

The M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a 36 semester hour program.  It is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Courses are offered in an 8-week online delivery format.  The online format better allows you the ability to advance your education while maintaining your current career and family life. While the various programs are in-depth and rigorous, the flexibility of the online delivery format allows you to schedule your studies around your life.

  • This program is ideal for the teacher desiring to advance his/her effectiveness, knowledge, and advanced employability.
  • It is an outstanding educational degree for those desiring a stepping stone to a doctoral degree.
  • The program can be completed in as little as four consecutive semesters although you are certainly allowed to go at a slower more manageable pace depending upon your current career situation.
  • Training for ESOL SAE, and RTTT requirements for in-field Master’s pay by adding ESOL Certification.

Admission Requirements

  • An essay on the topic, “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University.” Address how the Master of Education will help you improve your current/future career and how you can integrate your Christian faith. This essay should be two to three pages long, include your full name, and use 12-point, Times New Roman font. It should be double-spaced with one-inch margins.
  • Evidence of one of the following:
    • a minimum GPA of 3.0 earned from a regionally accredited institution OR
    • 3 years of successful teaching experience OR
    • a combined score of at least 300 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and a 4.0 or higher on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.  GRE scores must be recent enough to be considered valid by ETS. (If you took the GRE prior to August of 2011 the combined score must be at least 1,000 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections.)
  • For non-native English speakers a current TOEFL score at the mean level or higher.
  • Official college transcripts
  • Professional Reference
  • Personal Reference
  • Signed form of agreement to certify acknowledgement and compliance with SEU graduate policies, procedures, and regulations including the sexual harassment policy. (See form at end of this Graduate Catalog).

Academic Requirements

Core Courses (24 hours)

  • EDUC 5023 Curriculum and Diverse Learners – 3 hours
  • EDUC 5113 Educational Research – 3 hours
  • TESL 5003 Developing Literacy with ELLs through Applied Linguistics  – 3 hours
  • TESL 5013 Foundations of Educating English Language Learners and Second Language Acquisition – 3 hours
  • TESL 5023 Cross-Cultural Communication and Education – 3 hours
  • TESL 5033 Methods of Teaching English to ELLs – 3 hours
  • TESL 5043 Assessment of ELLs and Legislation of ESOL – 3 hours
  • TESL 5053 Advanced Grammar for TESOL – 3 hours


Electives - Choose four courses (12 hours)

Any graduate level (5000+) course with an EDUC or ESED prefix.