ESOL Literacy

Master of Education

Program Requirements

Program Design

The Master of Education in ESOL Literacy program is designed to meet four sets of professional standards: Delaware Professional Teaching Standards (DPTS), Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), National Council for Accreditation Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Master of Education in ESOL Literacy program. A total of 33 credits are required for completion.

Course Requirements

Core Education Courses

(this list does not represent the recommended sequence)

MED 6102 E-Folio 0 credits

MLL 7401 Available Online Structure of English Language in English Language Learners

MLL 7402 Available Online Second Language Acquisition

MLL 7405 Available Online Teaching Literacy for English Language Learners

MLL 7406 Available Online Methods of Teaching English Language Learners K-12

MRD 7801 Available Online Language Development

MRD 7802 Available Online Process and Acquisition of Literacy

MRD 7803 Available Online Strategies and Materials for Teaching Reading and Writing

MRD 7804 Available Online Literature and Non-Fiction Books/Materials for Children and Adolescents

MRD 7805 Available Online Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

Clinical Courses

MLL 7403 Available Online Assessment of Second Language Learners

MRD 7950 Available Online Seminar in Reading Research

Qualifications for a Degree

To qualify for the Master of Education in ESOL Literacy degree, the candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 33 credit hours with a GPA of at least 3.0. The program must be completed within five years. An exit interview with the Program Chair or an advisor is required during MRD 7950 Available Online.

Delaware Certification

This is a state-approved program. The Master of Education in ESOL Literacy program can lead to Delaware K-12 certification as an ESOL teacher. The five MLL courses may be taken as a course of study. Additionally, a dual degree in MRD/ESOL may be obtained with the following changes:

  1. Completion of all MRD and five MLL courses, (requires substitution of MRD 7815 Available Online (5) for MRD 7805 Available Online (3), as well as
  2. Successful completion of outside requirements of both degrees (PRAXIS II 5301 (score of 164), Praxis ESL Subject Area Test (5361) (score of 149).

(See subsequent degree program description)


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.