TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
Graduate Program (MEd)
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.
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
Admission Processing Center
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5131
Electronic transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required starting in Summer 2020. 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
*All graduate students wishing to pursue their first (initial) teaching license at Xavier University are required to take the GRE.
Applicants to Graduate Programs in the School of Education Must Have:
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university AND
- Admission test score
Test score may be waived under one of the following conditions:
- State licensed teacher
- Pursuing a M.Ed. or M.S.Ed. without licensure
- Pursuing a principal or administration license
- Pursuing a second license or endorsement
- Pursuing a Montessori teaching credential only
*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 email@example.com.
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||$570|
|Catholic School Rate||$360|
|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 2020-2021 academic year, and include classes from Summer 2020 though Spring 2021. For the full, official listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs. Xavier University reserves the right to correct any computational or clerical errors.
99% of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.
of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.
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.
Students can pursue a Master's degree in TESOL in addition to the endorsement. The Master's degree requires 30 graduate credit hours.
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.
Xavier by the numbers
OUR STUDENTS GET RESULTS. EARLY AND MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STUDENTS AT BOTH GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE LEVELS ARE SUCCESSFUL IN FINDING TEACHING POSITIONS.
MEDIAN PAY FOR ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE-SCHOOL TEACHER WITH BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS 2012).
HOURS OF DOCUMENTED FIELDWORK REQUIRED FOR THOSE SEEKING ENDORSEMENT.