This masters degree program leads to a K-12 teaching license for English as a Second
Language and meets all the requirements and competencies issued by the Tennessee State
Department of Education. Upon completion of all degree requirements, including student
teaching, and all testing (PRAXIS) requirements, students may apply for initial teacher
licensure in Tennessee. The program provides students with the specific professional
education knowledge and skills necessary for teaching ESL. The program includes coursework
in ESL education and teaching methods for diverse populations. Some courses have fieldwork
in local school settings and community cultural institutions.
There are two different set of courses for this program. For students who have completed
coursework in ESL, they should follow the degree sheet for students with an ESL background.
For students who have not previously taken any ESL coursework they should follow the
degree sheet for students without ESL background. Dr. Teresa Dalle can assist in determining
which path is appropriate.