Master of Arts in Education Degree in Secondary Education-International ESOL (Non-Certification Plan)

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*The International ESOL Plan does not meet the requirements for Class A Professional Educator Certification in Alabama. 

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) International ESOL Plan is designed for individuals who are from a country other than the United States who wish to earn a master’s degree in ESOL and return to their native country to teach English or for individuals from the United States who wish to earn a master’s degree in ESOL to teach abroad or teach in an intensive English program in the United States.  A Master of Arts in Education Degree in ESOL with traditional and alternative routes is available for individuals who wish to be certified to teach Preschool-12th grade students in Alabama. The International ESOL Plan requires 30-36 hours of course work.

Section One
ED 000Graduate Capstone 20
ED 603Trends, Issues, and Diversity in Learning (No longer a course requirement)3
ED 608Advanced Topics in ESOL3
ED 610Multicultural Issues of Teaching ESOL3
ED 620Practicum in ESOL (Adult or Advisor Approved P-12 Setting)3
EN 641English Linguistics3
Section Two 1
ED 515Methodology and Assessment of Teaching English as a Second Language3
EN 541History of the English Language3
EN 542Survey of Grammar3
Section Three
ED 661ESOL Applied Studies Block #1 (or advisor-approved elective)3
ED 662ESOL Internship Block #1 (or advisor-approved elective)3
ED 663ESOL Applied Studies Block #2 (or advisor-approved elective)3
ED 664ESOL Internship Block #2 (or advisor-approved elective)3
Total Hours36

International ESOL Plan Prerequisites 

  1. Preparation:  must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate field of study from an institution that meets the general admission requirements for graduate study at UNA
  2. Scholastic achievement: minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) on undergraduate work for unconditional admission.
  3. Candidates with an overall grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) on undergraduate coursework may be conditionally admitted, but must successfully complete 12 hours achieving a GPA of 3.0 or above (with no grades below “B”) in order to be moved to unconditional status.
  4. International candidates must submit WES, ECE, or an approved international credential evaluation to determine if any additional prerequisite courses are needed. International candidates must also meet English language proficiency requirements with appropriate TOEFL/IELTS score or successful completion of UNA Academic English Program (AEP).

International ESOL Plan Prerequisites

Curriculum and Instruction Option Prerequisites

  1. Preparation: must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate field of study from an institution that meets the general admission requirements for graduate study at UNA.
  2. Scholastic achievement: minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) on undergraduate work for unconditional admission.
  3. Candidates with an overall grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) on undergraduate coursework may be conditionally admitted, but must successfully complete 12 hours achieving no grade lower than a B.
  4. International candidates must submit WES, ECE, or an approved internal credential evaluation to determine if any additional prerequisite courses are needed.  International candidates must also meet English language proficiency requirements with appropriate TOEFL/IELTS score or UNA ESL Certificate.