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English as a Second Language

Master of Education in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Belmont University’s M.Ed. (English as a Second Language) is designed to develop teachers, at all levels, to support the language development of all learners with a special focus on learners new to the English language.

Belmont’s M.Ed. (English as a Second Language) program emphasizes the critical linkage between language and learning and provides teachers with the relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes to successfully work successfully with English language learners.

Provided you have an existing Tennessee teaching license, the following program can be used to add-on an endorsement in English as a Second Language PreK-12. Candidates must have at least 6 hours of a second language on their undergraduate or graduate academic transcript.

M.Ed. Core

Fall  First 8 weeks     
EDU6040 Leadership and Learning in Organizations. (3)  

Second 8 weeks
EDU6050 Facilitating learning in Organizations. (3)

Spring  First 8 weeks       
EDU6060 Concepts of Learning Communities. (3) 
Second 8 weeks
EDU6070 Research and Assessment in Learning Communities. (3)

Total 12 hours

ESL Focus Area
SLS 6000 Language and Culture  (3) 
EDU 5895 Applied Linguistics  (3) 
EDU 6580 English Language Learners (3)
EDU 5420 ELL Resource Teacher with Practicum (3)
EDU 5020 Literacy I (3)
EDU 5030 Literacy II (3) 

TOTAL 18 hours

EDU6900 Thesis in Education (3)

TOTAL 33 hours

Successful candidates, upon completion of the relevant Praxis II tests, will be eligible to apply for the following State of Tennessee add-on endorsement: (ESL) English as a Second Language PreK-12.

For further information contact:
Andrea McClain
Teacher Licensing and Graduate Admissions Officer
Email   Andrea McClain