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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Practitioner Concentration, English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Specialization (Job-Embedded Program)

The MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, ESL Education Specialization is a fully online program for college graduates who are currently employed or seeking employment as non-licensed teachers. To complete the program and teacher licensure requirements, you must be hired by a local school district and complete a minimum of one year (10 months) of full-time teaching.

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MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, ESL  Education Specialization Credit Hours
Required Courses  
EDPY 501 3
ETEC 586 3
SPED 503 3
EDUC 576 – Practicum in Classroom Teaching (continuous enrollment) (at least 1 hour for duration of program of study; 3 hours in at least one semester) 6-8
Concentration: ESL Education courses
WLEL 466 3
WLEL 475 3
WLEL 489 3
WLEL 570 3
SPED 552 3
REED 530 3


Clara Lee Brown, associate professor, ESL team lead and job-embedded practitioner coordinator (ESL)

James Coda, assistant professor, world language / ESL education (world language education lead) and job-embedded practitioner co-coordinator (world language education)

Thirty to thirty-eight credit hours are required to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Science, Practitioner Concentration. Students must complete licensure requirements within three years. Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, ESL education specialization earn both the MS degree and their Tennessee teaching license.

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

Clara Lee Brown, associate professor and ESL instructional lead