LITERACY SPECIALIST AND Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), MSED
The Literacy Specialist and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MSEd is a dual degree program for certified teachers that seek to enhance their careers. With a focus on instruction and literacy development, this program is ideal for teachers with linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms. The Literacy Specialist and TESOL MSEd connects language knowledge fundamentals with attention to cultural experiences, for today’s globalized classroom.
The Literacy and TESOL MSEd, modeled after the current Literacy MSEd and TESOL programs, integrates contemporary theory and practice in a variety of educational areas including language and literacy development, culturally responsive teaching, digital literacies, children and adolescent literature, as well as learning strategies for children who struggle to read or write.
Literacy and TESOL students complete substantial fieldwork and mentored experiences that surpass state requirements. Candidates can choose from our faculty-led abroad courses in Italy or Ecuador as one of their required TESOL courses.
Certification and Career Outcomes
Graduates leave Pace with the knowledge and skills to lead and meet the changing educational needs of their communities. Some career options include:
· K-12 ESOL Teachers and Literacy Specialists;
· Literacy/TESOL Coaches who assist teachers in developing curriculum that better serve student’s cultural differences.
· New York State classroom teaching certificate (Initial or Professional)
· A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcripts documenting degree must be submitted).
· A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.
· Submission and review of official transcripts from ALL institutions attended.
· Completion of the application process, including a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and, in some cases, an admission interview.
· Twelve (12) credits of study in a language other than English or equivalent. Missing credits can be taken after admissions.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Fran Falk-Ross. Professor & Coordinator Literacy Specialist Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do TESOL Professionals do?
TESOL is a high-demand field for both ESL teachers and general education and content area teachers with promising career opportunities domestically and internationally.
English Language Learners (ELLs) are students who speak a language other than English at home and represent a growing population in public schools.
Why Pace School of Education?
We prepare graduates of our program to be reflective practitioners who promote justice, create caring classrooms and school communities, and enable all students to be successful learners.
Candidates benefit from the depth and breadth of content knowledge for both personal enrichment, pre-professional development, and social/cultural enlightenment.