Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (TCLD/ESOL) M.Ed. (Online)

Location(s): Fully Online


Degree Requirements: 39 Credit Hours


Certificate Upgrade Information: An educator who holds a level four Georgia teaching certificate in ESOL will qualify for a level five certificate upgrade upon successful completion of all program requirements.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

  1. Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent at a recognized international university.
  2. Teaching certification is not required for admission. A teaching certificate and/or professional experience working with historically underrepresented populations is strongly preferred. Candidates who possess a Georgia level four teaching certificate in an eligible concentration area will qualify for a level five certificate upgrade upon program completion. This program will not certify candidates to teach in the state of Georgia.
  3. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  4. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability.

Provisional Admission

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional degree candidates must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

Additional Information

  • If you are a Georgia certified teacher or administrator and choose the TCLD/ESOL track for US contexts, you will earn your ESOL endorsement and become eligible for a level 5 certificate upgrade upon successful program completion.
  • If you are a Georgia certified teacher or administrator who has already earned an ESOL endorsement, you can attempt Prior Learning Assessments in order to potentially have 6 credits applied to this degree program. You will also become eligible for a level 5 certificate upgrade upon successful program completion.

Program of Study


Emphasis Area Credit Hours: 9


Select one of the following emphasis areas:

Total Credit Hours: 39


1 These courses are part of the ESOL Endorsement intended as an add-on to a Georgia Teaching Certificate.

2 These courses are part of the Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice Graduate certificate intended for educators working in culturally diverse contexts.

3 These courses are part of the Applied Linguistics/TESOL Graduate certificate intended for educators working in English as a Foreign Language in international contexts outside the USA.

Other Program Requirement

Successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.

Advisement

Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit Graduate Academic Advisement .

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu