M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction,
Concentration: Teaching English Language Learners

Interested in learning about other cultures and how languages are learned? Ever wonder what it would be like to teach in another country? 

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Follow your passion for language studies with the Master of Education degree in C&I with a concentration in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL). Our program will engage you in the complexity of language acquisition, communication among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, education policy and social justice, and the instruction of emergent bilingual students – PK through 16.

This 33-credit, non-licensure program consists of coursework and practical opportunities that provide graduates the skills to become resources for the PK-12 education sector, advocates for language learners around the globe, and teachers of adult English language learners. 

 

OVERVIEW OF COURSEWORK

Course Delivery Mode:  [T - traditional] [H – hybrid] [O – online]

The general core of fifteen (15) semester hours is listed below:

EDCI 5110 – Research and Statistics in Education [T] 
EDCI 5260 – Philosophy of Education [T] 
EDCI 5300 – Multicultural Education [T, H] 
EDCI 6100 – Curriculum Planning and Programming [H, O] 
PSYC 5430 –Advanced Educational Psychology [T]

The concentration coursework of eighteen (18) semester hours are:

EDCI 5010      Issues in Bilingual Education and second Language Acquisition [T, H]         
EDCI 5020*    Strategies, Planning & Curriculum Design for ELLs         [H, O]                    
EDCI 5030      Testing and Assessment of Non-Native Speakers of English    [H, O]     
EDCI 5040*    Content Area Instruction for English Language Learners [H, O]                         
EDCI 5050*    Classroom Practice in Adolescent and Adult ESL [O]                                                       
EDLI 5800      Linguistic Applications to Teaching Language Arts [T, H]     

*Indicates that course consists of a practicum component where students observe and/or teach English language learners.    

For admission to the MEd C&I – TELL program, please see admission requirements at http://www.tnstate.edu/teaching/degrees/master_curriculum.aspx 

For More Information:

Dr. Kisha Bryan

Dr. Kisha C. Bryan
Assistant Professor & TELL Coordinator 
Office: 211D Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5466
Email: kbryan@tnstate.edu 

PK-12 ESL Endorsement
The National Center for Education Statistics reports that there are close to 5 million English language learners in America’s schools. Over 33,000 are being educated in Tennessee schools. These students speak more than 140 languages. As a result, there is great demand for teachers to be trained to teach emergent bilinguals. As indicated below, the PK-12 ESL Endorsement curriculum consists of 12 credit hours and a passing score on the Praxis ESL Exam. 

EDCI 5010      Issues in Bilingual Education and second Language Acquisition [T, H]         

EDCI 5020*    Strategies, Planning & Curriculum Design for ELLs         [H, O] 
or
EDCI 5040*    Content Area Instruction for English Language Learners [T, H, O]         

EDCI 5030      Testing and Assessment of Non-Native Speakers of English    [H, O]             
EDLI 5800      Linguistic Applications to Teaching Language Arts [T, H]      

Passing score on the Praxis ESL Examination 5362