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Specialist in Education (EdS) in Teacher Education

World Language/ESL Concentration

The EdS requires 30 hours of graduate-level coursework beyond the master’s degree, including six hours in core courses, 18 hours in specialized courses, and six hours to be determined by the student’s committee. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.


A master’s degree is required for admission in addition to a minimum of three years of professional teaching experience in the content area. The EdS program involves a minimum of four semesters of study with no fewer than 60 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the baccalaureate, including research/thesis hours.

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School application, the following items are required: a recent professional paper (sole-authored) and a written statement clearly explaining the applicant’s academic background, teaching experiences, and career goals.

To view the course of study

Please follow this link to the UT Catalog.


World Language ESL
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Contact Faculty: Clara Lee Brown

associate professor

and ESL education program coordinator