Curriculum and Instruction in English as a Second Language [M.Ed.]

Program Director: Dr. Dorothy Craig
College of Education Building, 350
Graduate Analyst: Glenda Vandygrift

The Womack Family Educational Leadership Departmentoffers the Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English as a Second Language. This program includes add-on licensure endorsement in ESL (for those candidates who already hold an initial license to teaching in Tennessee). The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction also offers a specialization for the professional education coursework for teacher licensure (Secondary Education Licensure Path) in a state approved licensure area.

The Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to foster the development of teaching skills that result in increased pupil performance. By analyzing curriculum choices and strategies, along with best teaching practices, those who complete this program will be better equipped to provide an environment in which students engage in relevant and meaningful learning activities (Secondary Education Licensure Path) in a state approved licensure area.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (English as a Second Language) program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)
  • Official Test Scores of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or a valid Tennessee teacher license.
  • Three letters of recommendation



Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466