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Master of Science in Teacher Education

English Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) Professional Internship

Concentration (Post-Baccalaureate)

The MS in Teacher Education, English Education/English as a Second Language (ESL) Professional Internship Concentration is a dual-license program that prepares candidates to teach English Language Arts in grades 6 to 12 and ESL in grades PK-12. Candidates are prepared to work in diverse settings to effectively meet the individual learning needs of their students. Candidates earn an undergraduate degree in English, and a minor in Secondary Education. Then they complete the Professional Year – graduate coursework and a yearlong internship that leads to a master’s degree and teacher licensure.

Undergraduates – Apply here

Post-Baccalaureates – Apply here

MS in Teacher Education, English Education and ESL Professional Internship Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses  
TPTE 574 2-3
TPTE 575 12
TPTE 591 3-4
Concentration: English and ESL Education courses 9
TPTE 517 3
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 500 and successful defense of the thesis
For Course only with Examination Option:
Successful completion of a comprehensive exam with a grade of Pass is required

Judson Laughter, associate professor and English education team lead

Stergios Botzakis, professor, literacy education

Susan Groenke, professor, English education

Kelly Wallace, clinical assistant professor, English and elementary education

Clara Lee Brown, associate professor and ESL education lead

James Coda, assistant professor, World language / ESL education

The English/ESL Education programs are aligned to the national standards provided by NCTE, InTASC teacher preparation standards, and Tennessee Literacy Standards.

Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, English/ESL Education Professional Internship Concentration have one option:

Non-Thesis:  36 graduate credit hours for the Course Only with Comprehensive Exam Option

If you have questions about the program or the course of study, please contact:

Judson Laughter, associate professor and instructional team lead