M.ED. Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL) | Ana G. Mendez University

M.ED. Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL)

Master of Education with specialization in Teaching of English as a Second Language

This specialization is designed to provide candidates with a background in the principles, theories and practice of second language acquisition, learning and teaching. It seeks to prepare educators who can assume positions of leadership in ESL education, as teachers or English supervisors in public or private schools, and as professors in institutions of higher education.

Employment Opportunities

  • ESL Program Director
  • Private Tutoring
  • Adult Education English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Language Professor
  • ESOL Instructor


Requirements for Admission
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited university with a GPA of 2.75.
  • A video conference interview in English.
  • Write an essay in English.
  • Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in Education must meet the following additional requirements.
  • • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any other discipline from an accredited university with a GPA of 2.75, with at least 12 credits in English and 12 credits in Education.

    It is strongly recommended that students review and become familiar with the teacher certification requirements established by the State of Florida, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any other state in which they intend to seek employment as teachers. Students must abide with the minimum required hours and policies set by the state and local education agencies for practicum experiences. Students must comply with state and local education certification requirements for the degree, as applicable.

    Students are responsible for verifying the requisites or test required by the state or country of origin.

    Students that reside in the State of Florida must provide evidence of a passing score on the Florida Basic General Knowledge Test prior to registering for EDUC 617.

Every applicant to the AGMU can demonstrate compliance with the admissions requirements related to prior academic experience and/or achievement by presenting the original of any of the following documents:

  1. Evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation an accredited entity of post-secondary education.
  2. Certification prepared by a post-secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of degree or equivalent.
  3. Grade report prepared by a post-secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board confirming completion of undergraduate (for graduate programs) or graduate (for doctoral programs) or equivalent.

Applicants should present one or more of the original documents to the authorized institutional officer. The officer shall examine the document(s) to corroborate, in his best judgment, that it is original and has no visible alterations. If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the officer will make a copy and certify with his initials that it is a copy from the original.

All graduate programs

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.
Conditional Admissions

A student who applies for admission or re-admission, submits a student copy of his or her transcript, and meets all the admissions requirements for the selected program of student may be grant conditional admission to the university. Federal financial aid is not available to conditionally admitted students.

Incoming students shall submit official documentation within 30 calendar days from the beginning of the term to complete the student records. If the student fails to provide all required forms within the deadline, the admission and enrollment will be cancelled.

Applicants that do not meet one or more of the above-mentioned requirements may be interviewed by the Campus Director or designated representative. The Director or his authorized representative will determine if the applicant can be conditionally admitted.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.


On-Campus

English

5 Weeks


Online

Spanish

8 Weeks