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ONLINE MASTER OF EDUCATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN TESOL (TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES)

Program Outcomes

The Post University Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree develops innovative and creative educators who can transform the education enterprise to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of a changing world.

Students who attain a Master of Education degree with a concentration in TESOL from Post University can expect to have achieved the outcomes listed below.


Core M.Ed. Outcomes

  • Future-based Planning
    Students will develop a vision for the future of education, a personal critical and creative perspective on issues and changes in education, and several means to adapt to future realities.

  • Creativity-based Innovation
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of creativity and innovation as applied to education.

  • Technology-enhanced Instruction
    Students will be able to identify and use current relevant technology in the service of better learning.

  • Brain-based Instruction
    Students will be able to apply the principles of cognitive science to teaching & learning to positively affect learning and improve the practice of teaching. 

  • Metric-based Achievement
    Students will be able to define, understand, analyze, and use metrics to measure student, programmatic, and institutional achievement.

  • Research-based Implementation
    Students will be able to identify, analyze, evaluate and implement research-based education practices matched to an area of concentration (Teaching & Learning, Instructional Design & Technology or Higher Education Administration).

  • Leadership-based Action
    Students will develop and demonstrate leadership thinking in critical areas of interest within their field.

TESOL Concentration Outcomes

  • Multicultural Education
    Students will analyze how multiculturalism and diversity affect student learning and achievement.

  • ESL Teaching Methods
    Students will evaluate, design, and adapt best-practice ESL/ELL instructional strategies and resources.

  • Second Language Acquisition
    Students will analyze theories of second language acquisition in order to identify inhibition factors to advancing language proficiency and implement informed recommendations.

  • ESL Curriculum and Assessment
    Students will determine and develop needs-based, quality content ESL curriculum and appropriate assessment measures.

Personal Learning Environment (PLE) Initiative

  • Master of Education – PLE Initiative

  • The PLE initiative was launched in August 2010 to enable M.Ed. students to establish and begin building their own personal and professional Web 2.0 presences as an authentic outlet for project work during the 33 credits of their degree program concentrations. A PLE provides a personal web platform for Post University Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree students in the Higher Education Administration concentration to take an active leadership role as innovative and creative educators who can transform the education enterprise to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of a changing world.

  • The first core course students generally take when entering the M.Ed. program is Future of Education. Here students begin developing a systemic vision of education. At the end of this course students visit the PLE sites initiated by students who are finishing the next core course they will probably be taking in the program: Digitally-Mediated Higher Education Administration. In this course students begin by envisioning the mission and role of their PLE sites and researching available web domain names. They then initiate their own, fully-provisioned cPanel-based hosting service for a 3-year period and learn how to install a WordPress frontend for their sites, initiate their social networks, install a Moodle learning management system, and setup their first mini-course to launch their PLEs. Students will then grow these personal/professional sites throughout their M.Ed. courses as an active, real-world platform for the outcomes of their coursework in the Higher Education Administration concentration.