Master of Education in Language Education
The MEd in Language Education is designed for students seeking K–12 certification in one of the following areas: French Education, Spanish Education or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education. The program brings students up to date on the latest practices, programs, and changes in education laws.
There is a growing need within New Hampshire and throughout the country for trained language teachers. The New Hampshire Department of Education lists French, Spanish and TESOL as critical shortage areas.
- French Education, K-12 Certification - Brings students up to date on the latest practices, programs, and changes in education laws, and prepares students for state endorsement to teach French at the K–12 level in New Hampshire and throughout the United States. The program is ideal for anyone with a baccalaureate degree who would like to teach French at the elementary and secondary level, including those with baccalaureate degrees in French who would like to obtain their teaching certification; teachers already certified in another foreign language or another subject; and native French speakers with a college degree who would like to teach French.
- Spanish Education, K-12 Certification - This program qualifies students to teach Spanish at the K–12 level in New Hampshire and throughout the United States. The program is ideal for anyone with a baccalaureate degree who would like to teach Spanish at the elementary and secondary level, including those with baccalaureate degrees in Spanish who would like to obtain their teaching certification; teachers already certified in another foreign language or another subject; and native Spanish speakers with a college degree who would like to teach Spanish.
- Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) - Prepares students to teach English language learners of all ages and abilities in the United States and overseas. Students who complete the program meet the requirements for the New Hampshire Department of Education license to teach K-12 English language learners. The program’s focus is experiential and hands-on, with the emphasis on the application of what is learned in classes to the world at large. Classes blend theory and practice, and provide a complete foundation in language teaching methodologies, language assessment, literacy, language acquisition, and linguistics for language teachers. The goal is to promote alternative practices while training language teachers who foreground progressive, student-centered, communicative language classrooms that value students’ native languages and cultures.
This program is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) as well as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)).
Admission to Plymouth State University's Master of Education programs require a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, official transcripts verifying a bachelor’s degree has been earned, a statement of Interests and Intent, a professional resume, and three letters of recommendation.
International Student Requirements:
International students must have proof of English level proficiency through either the TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS Level 112 scores.
In addition, you must provide an I-134 Affidavit of Financial Support Form. Documents, including bank statements and other financial documents dated within the past 30 days, that confirm you have the financial resources to study for a year at Plymouth State must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
You must also include a copy of your valid passport with your application materials.
Finally, you must also submit official, notarized transcripts, verifying that you've completed at least a baccalaureate degree, which must be translated into English and evaluated for institutional equivalency.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999