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TESOL Program Options

The TESOL Program is designed to meet your professional development goals by offering a variety of program options that can either stand alone or build upon one another towards a Masters of Arts in Education; TESOL. Click here for a course map and schedule showing when courses are offered, online or in-the-classroom.


Professional Development Sequence

Candidates may complete this sequence through participation in the CTELL program (Connecting Teachers to English Language Learners). This unique program trains educators to meet the special needs of English Language Learners in specific elementary or secondary content areas of instruction. Tuition for the CTELL program is fully funded through a grant from the Federal Office of English Language Acquisition. The two courses that comprise this sequence are 3-credits each and are available in an online format. Learn more about the CTELL program.

  • ED 605B Paradigms in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • ED 604A Language Acquisition in the Content Areas

ESL License Sequence

The 18-credit licensing program leads to a Wisconsin DPI license certification in ESL (WDPI 395). The program is designed for experienced teachers who wish to add this certification. ED 605B and ED 604A may be taken through the Professional Development Sequence/C-TELL program. All courses are 3-credits each and may be applied towards completion of the MA-Education-TESOL. All ESL License Sequence courses are available either online or in the classroom. Each online course begins with a single mandatory face-to-face orientation meeting. That meeting is held on a weeknight or Saturday at the Monroe Street Campus as designated by the professor.

  • ED 605B Paradigms in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • ED 604A Language Acquisition in the Content Areas
  • ED 686 Genre, Knowledge, and Pedagogy
  • ED 605A Formal to Functional Linguistics
  • ED 604F ESL Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • ED 693A ESL Supervised Field Teaching

Master of Arts in Education – TESOL

Completing the Master of Arts in Education degree will give you the skills and knowledge to become a leader of ESL Education in your school or district. The Master of Arts in Education: TESOL requires completion of the 18 credits listed in the License Sequence, plus the 4 three-credit courses listed below, plus 3 additional degree related credits (course approved by advisor). 33 credits total.

  • ED 605C ESL/Bilingual Program Development and Advocacy (Ethics requirement)
  • ED 689 Coaching, Mentoring and Teacher Leadership
  • ED 603 Introduction to Education Research
  • ED 692 Research Capstone Project (Studies in Change requirement)

Edgewood College also offers Professional Development courses, WDPI License Certification and a Master of Arts in Education in Bilingual Education. Learn more.