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.
Note: The International Education/ESL specialization program is NOT linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.
Discover and articulate a personal philosophy of leadership
Develop a repertoire of strategies to communicate with individuals who represent different cultural and linguistic groups
Attain techniques in teaching English as a second language including analyzing students’ levels of English skills; methods of teaching reading comprehension; methods of teaching writing skills; and methods of increasing students’ ability to speak English
Demonstrate knowledge of multicultural and multilingual issues
Identify and analyze trends and issues related to the role of leaders in international and multilingual school settings
*Please note: IED574 has a pre-requisite of IED582 for this program