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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Education with a Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (Master of Education)

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.

Admission Requirements

International Education M.Ed. candidates should follow application procedures at https://www.endicott.edu/academics/schools/school-of-education/graduate-programs/masters-programs/international-education.

Program of Study

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  1. Discover and articulate a personal philosophy of leadership
  2. Develop a repertoire of strategies to communicate with individuals who represent different cultural and linguistic groups
  3. 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
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of multicultural and multilingual issues
  5. Identify and analyze trends and issues related to the role of leaders in international and multilingual school settings

Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits