Graduate Program (MEd)

TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

Language teachers know how challenging it is to learn a new language. That's why the TESOL master's program emphasizes the importance of high-quality English language instruction while also respecting the diversity and multiculturalism of English language learners.

Admission

Applications are accepted throughout the year from students with a bachelor's degree and a solid academic background. You may begin the program in the summer, fall or spring term.

To apply, submit the following application materials to the Office of Graduate Admission.

  • The online graduate application
  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university of all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework to
    Xavier University
    Admission Processing Center
    3800 Victory Parkway
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5131
    OR
    Electronic transcripts to xugrad@xavier.edu
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The MAT is offered here at Xavier. For information about registering for the MAT, please call 513-745-3531. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.

Applications are processed immediately upon receiving all of the necessary materials, and you will be notified of your status as soon as possible. The admission committee considers all of the information contained in the admission application, including prior grades, test scores and evidence of potential for success in graduate study.

Test Waiver Option

Applicants to Graduate Programs in the School of Education Must Have:

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university AND
  • Admission test score test may be waived under one of the following conditions:
  • GPA:
    • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA in undergraduate matriculation; or
    • 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA graduate (15 credit hours or more completed at the graduate level); or
  • Licensed teacher; or
  • Graduate degree

*International students may have additional application requirements. See International Graduate Admissions for more information.

**This applies to all Graduate Degree Programs in the School of Education, excluding Human Resource Development and Leadership Studies.

For questions regarding the application process, e-mail the Office of Graduate Admission at xugrad@xavier.edu.

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Curriculum

The Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement coursework at Xavier University is an 18 graduate credit hour program. Three semester hours of an approved phonics course from undergraduate studies can be applied toward the endorsement. Transcript reviews are completed for each student to determine course requirements. In addition to courses, 45 hours of documented field hours are required. Field hours are distributed across grade levels and are documented on Xavier University time sheets and signed by the supervising teacher or principal.

Sample Courses

EDRE 269/569 Phonics and the Foundations of Literacy: - 3 cr. hrs. (15 field hrs.)

EDEL 650 Foundations of TESOL: - 3 cr. hrs. (10 field hrs.)

EDEL 651 Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners (ELL): - 3 cr. hrs. (10 field hrs.)

EDEL 652 Culturally Responsive Teaching: - 3 cr. hrs. (3 field hrs.)

EDRE 653 Effective Assessment Practices for English Language Learners - 3 cr. hrs. (7 field hrs.)

EDEL 654 Aspects of Language and Sociolinguistics: - 3 cr. hrs.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, per credit hour Cost
MEd and Non-degree Licensure/Endorsement Students $560
Catholic School Rate $375
Offsite $470
Student Fee, per semester
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking full-time $8
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking part-time $4

The amounts listed are for the 2018-19 school year, and include classes from Summer 2018 though Spring 2019. These amounts are updated to the most recent amounts available. For the full listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs.

99% of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.

99%

of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.

TESOL

curriculum
CURRICULUM

30 credit hours are required for the master's degree, consisting of 9 hours in professional foundation courses, 3 hours of electives and 18 hours for the TESOL Endorsement.

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ENDORSEMENT

Students can pursue a Master's degree in TESOL in addition to the endorsement. The Master's degree requires 30 graduate credit hours.

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PROFESSIONAL

TESOL program is part of the School of Education in the College of Professional Sciences.

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages Design

The Master of Education in TESOL combines the required courses for an Ohio endorsement with the foundational courses for a master's degree from Xavier, providing English language teachers a strengthened foundation in professional knowledge and experience combining the latest theories and practice.

Core education courses are offered at five Cincinnati area locations, making it even easier for students to take courses. The locations include:

  • Covington Catholic High School in Northern Kentucky.
  • Middletown Fenwick High School north of Xavier.
  • Wilmington High School, northeast of Xavier.
  • Oak Hills High School west of Xavier.
  • Amelia Middle School east of Xavier.
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Xavier by the numbers

100%

OUR STUDENTS GET RESULTS. EARLY AND MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STUDENTS AT BOTH GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE LEVELS ARE SUCCESSFUL IN FINDING TEACHING POSITIONS.

$53,000

MEDIAN PAY FOR ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE-SCHOOL TEACHER WITH BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS 2012).

45

HOURS OF DOCUMENTED FIELDWORK REQUIRED FOR THOSE SEEKING ENDORSEMENT.