Master in Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy, Emphasis in ESL
Master in Education in Literacy with emphasis in ESL Overview
Are you passionate about making a profound impact on the lives of students, especially those with diverse linguistic backgrounds? If so, our Master of Education in Literacy with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language (ESL) is the perfect program for you!
Master in Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy, Emphasis in ESL
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Department chair name:
Dr. Amy Downey
Learning at FHU
Why should you pursue a Master of Education in Literacy at FHU?
We believe you’re the ideal candidate to help meet the need for high-quality teachers and ESL instructors in Tennessee’s education system. Our M.Ed in Literacy with an ESL emphasis program will equip you to excel in this role. Choosing this degree is more than an educational decision; it’s a path to empowering others. In our interconnected world, this program provides educators with the tools to overcome language barriers, promote inclusive classrooms, and support students in their academic and social success. Our program not only prepares you to help these students excel but also advances your professional growth.
Ready to Apply?
All current and new students applying for a Master’s or Doctorate program will use the online application process.
Your Future With A Master of Education in Literacy Degree
An educator equipped with an M.Ed. in Literacy degree from FHU is guaranteed to make a transformative impact in education, specifically in the ESL classroom. You’ll be equipped with advanced expertise in foundations of language, ESL instruction, literacy methods, and much more!
Master in Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy, Emphasis in ESL Requirements
CURRICULUM-ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
|ESL 555||Instructional Methods and Content Teaching English as a Second Language|
|ESL 557||Foundations of Language, Culture, and Practice in Second Language Teaching|
|ESL 559||Evaluation and Assessment of English Learners|
|ESL 560||English as a Second language Practicum and Field Experience|
|EDU 545||Advanced Literacy I: Emergent Literacy Methods Across Content Areas|
|EDU 521N||Teaching Secondary School Literacy|
|ESL 546||Advanced Literacy II: Literature and Literacy|
|EDU 547N||Advanced Literacy III: Teaching Literacy|
|EDU 548N||Advanced Literacy IV: Teaching Methods Across Content Areas|
|EDU 561||Literacy Practicum|
Admission Requirements for the Master in Education in Literacy Degree
To be considered for admission into the M.Ed. in Literacy program at FHU, please submit the following:
- Free online application
- Official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees
- Interview with the program director
- Copy of Photo ID
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Master’s of Education in Literacy Program at FHU
Have more questions about our M.Ed in Literacy with an emphasis in ESL degree? We’ve provided the most commonly asked questions below. If you’d like to discuss anything further, submit an inquiry and we’ll have someone from the Graduate Admissions Office contact you.
How will a M.Ed in Literacy degree advance my career?
An educator equipped with an M.Ed. in Literacy degree from FHU is guaranteed to make a transformative impact in education, specifically in the ESL classroom. You’ll be equipped with advanced expertise in foundations of language, ESL instruction, literacy methods, and much more! Here are some other ways this degree can benefit your career:
- Increased Marketability – The demand for educators who can effectively support English Language Learners is consistently high. With this degree, you become more marketable and attractive to schools and districts seeking ESL specialists.
- Professional Development – Pursuing an M.Ed. demonstrates your commitment to growth and lifelong learning. It will enhance your credibility and reputation in the field and may lead to opportunities for leadership and collaboration with other educators.
- Higher Earning Potential – Many specialized role in education come with higher salaries than standard classroom teaching positions. An M.Ed. in Literacy could lead to increased earning potential over time!
Additionally, this degree equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a diverse and ever-changing educational landscape. It enhances your career prospects, allows you to positively impact the lives of English Language Learners, and positions you as a valuable asset in the field of education.
How long will it take me to complete an M.Ed in Literacy at FHU?
Students can complete the program is as little as 15 months. However, the program is flexible enough to allow you to take it slower, take summers off, or take a break when needed!
I already have a master’s degree in education. Can I just get an endorsement from FHU?
Yes! For those that already have a master’s degree, we offer two separate endorsement areas: English as a Second Language and Reading Specialist. While the master’s program is 30 credit hours, the ESL endorsement is only 12 credit hours and the reading specialist endorsement is only 18 credit hours.
What makes graduate education different at FHU?
Because at FHU, it’s more than an education. Our faculty are not just instructors. They act as mentors and guides to help you develop as you pursue advanced education. And your peers? They not only want to make a difference in the classroom, but they want to make themselves, their families, and their communities better. And that’s exactly why we exist: to expand a student’s professional knowledge for a higher purpose.
Questions about the application process?
Have more questions about applying for a graduate or doctorate program? If you’d like to discuss anything further, submit an inquiry or schedule a visit and we’ll have someone from the Office of Graduate Studies contact you.