With a growing population of English language learners, there is a great need for endorsed TESOL teachers. Therefore, JBU offers the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction graduate degree with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). It is designed for those who desire to not only earn a graduate degree but who also wish to earn an ESL endorsement from the Arkansas Department of Education.

Course requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree with a major in TESOL are outlined below. Review the course descriptions for more information about specific courses in the M.Ed. degree.

Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements (18 hours)

  • Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation
  • Human Development
  • Human Intellect and the Brain
  • Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom
  • Differentiated Learning
  • Organizational Dynamics and Change

TESOL Concentration Requirements (18 hours)

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Educational Assessment: TESOL
  • Curriculum & Instruction: TESOL
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Literacy and Linguistics
  • Action Research Practicum

Minimum Semester hours – 36 hours


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