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International Education with ESL Specialization (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education in International Education, with a specialization in teaching English as a Second Language, is designed to assist classroom teachers, administrators, and educational specialists to meet the needs of diverse student populations in international schools abroad and in domestic schools with diverse multicultural student bodies.

Links and Contacts

We offer our International Education with ESL program at these locations:

Leysin, Switzerland at The Leysin American School
Prague, The Czech Republic at The Open Gate School

Program Overview

The Master of Education in International Education, with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language, is designed to assist classroom teachers, administrators, and educational specialists to meet the needs of diverse student populations in international schools abroad and in domestic schools with diverse multicultural student bodies. This M.Ed. specialization is appropriate for those currently teaching ESL and for seasoned and novice educators seeking to enhance their knowledge and competence in theoretical and practical methods of teaching English as a Second Language. Educators teaching in English across disciplines, cultures, and content areas will gain critical competence in improving the achievement of second language learners. The program has been designed to allow teachers to complete their degrees within reasonable periods of time while continuing their international work.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is limited to US citizens or eligible non-citizens with a valid Alien Registration Number. Students must be enrolled in an approved program and be in good academic standing to receive financial aid. Aid for graduate students is limited to federal Stafford Loans. If students are interested, please refer to the Endicott GPS Financial Aid web page.

M.Ed. Application Form 
M.Ed. Fees Payment 
Leysin Housing
Prague Housing

International Teaching Certificate

Endicott College recognizes the International Teaching Certificate (ITC) awarded by the European Council of Independent Schools (ECIS) and developed by ECIS in conjunction with the University of Cambridge. Endicott will award 12 credits toward completion of the Master of Education in International Education degree program. Applicants must submit an official and complete set of the Examiner’s Feedback on each of the standards and an official copy of the ITC award. Applicants should request that these documents come directly from ECIS and be sent to the Admissions Office at the Van Loan School.

Candidates who have completed the ECIS ITC program please click here for additional information about transfer credit.



Learning Outcomes

  1. Discover and articulate a personal philosophy of leadership.
  2. Develop a repertoire of strategies to communicate with individuals who represent different cultural and linguistic groups.
  3. Attain techniques in teaching English as a second language including analyzing students’ levels of English skills; methods of teaching reading comprehension; methods of teaching writing skills; and methods of increasing students’ ability to speak English.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of multicultural and multilingual issues.
  5. Identify and analyze trends and issues related to the role of leaders in international and multilingual school settings.

Program of Study


Summer One
IED530 Linguistics and Language Acquisition 3 cr.
IED582 Research Methods 3 cr.
IED521 Methods of Teaching ESL 3 cr.
IED580 Innovative Practices in Education 3 cr.

Fall Online Courses
IED504 Theories in Curriculum Design 3 cr.
IED574 Research Project 3 cr.
Spring Online Courses
IED512 Assessment and Evaluation 3 cr.
IED570 Clinical Experience in ESL 3 cr.
3 cr.
Summer Two
IED509 Language Diversity in Education 3 cr.
IED540 Using Technology in ESL Acquisition 3 cr.
IED522 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
IED573 Reflective Seminar: International Education 3 cr.
Total Degree Requirements 36 cr.

*Order of courses is subject to change.

This program can be completed in 13 months or over an extended period of time to meet your personal requirements. To follow a program of studies different from what is on the program flier, please write to Richard Pacheco (rpacheco@endicott.edu) for details.

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