If you have your master's degree and are looking to further your language and literacy expertise, our highly flexible educational specialist program allows you to pursue topics that interest you in a format that fits your schedule.
This degree is also a great fit if you wish to further your studies but are unsure if a doctorate is for you. Our graduates return to the classroom with greater expertise and authority, serving as school-based literacy coaches, department heads, Title III program coordinators, parent-school liaisons, and curriculum writers.
Further your second or world language expertise in this highly flexible Educational Specialist program that allows you to pursue your topics of interest in the format that works best for you.
Choose from an array of fascinating courses to personalize your program to suit your interests and earn a certificate upgrade.
The TESOL and World Language Education community includes faculty and students with interests in several areas, including:
We focus on a range of language education research methodologies including qualitative and quantitative analysis, arts-based inquiry, corpus analysis, discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, narrative inquiry, and ethnography. We bring these areas together in order to better address the needs of all learners in increasingly global and local ("glocal") communities.
Additionally, our faculty have formed partnerships with local public school districts and community organizations. They also are affiliated with Linguistics, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Romance Languages, the Qualitative Research Program, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, and other units on campus.