The Master of Education in International Education, with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language, is designed to assist classroom teachers, administrators, and educational specialists to meet the needs of diverse student populations in international schools abroad and in domestic schools with diverse multicultural student bodies. This M.Ed. specialization is appropriate for those currently teaching ESL and for seasoned and novice educators seeking to enhance their knowledge and competence in theoretical and practical methods of teaching English as a Second Language. Educators teaching in English across disciplines, cultures, and content areas will gain critical competence in improving the achievement of second language learners. The program has been designed to allow teachers to complete their degrees within reasonable periods of time while continuing their international work.
• Develop a repertoire of strategies to communicate with individuals who represent different cultural and linguistic groups.
• Attain specific techniques in how to teach English as a second language including analyzing students’ levels of English skills; methods of teaching
reading comprehension; methods of teaching writing skills; and useful skills to increase students’ ability to speak English.
• Broaden the candidate’s knowledge base related to multicultural and multilingual issues.
• Provide students with opportunities to make contact with a broad variety of curriculum theory, design, and successful practice.
• Identify and interpret significant research and theories that provide a framework for assessing and addressing issues in international or
multilingual school settings.
• Discover and examine one’s own personal philosophy of leadership.
• Identify and analyze future trends and issues related to the functions and roles of practicing leaders in international or multilingual school settings.