MEd in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2017-2018, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on August 10, 2017. Access the catalog of record at

Program of Study (30 units)

Semester I
EDUC 529Language, Literacy and Culture 13
EDUC 540Introduction to the Nature of Language and Linguistic 13
EDUC 541Second Language Acquisition and Development 13
Semester II
EDUC 510Cognition and Learning3
or  EDUC 513 Human Development
EDUC 543CMethods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 16
Semester III 2
EDUC 500Research Design Methodology3
EDUC 548Special Topics in ESL3
Semester IV
EDUC 549PPracticum in TESOL3
EDUC 580Master's Capstone Seminar3
or  EDUC 595 Thesis

Courses required to earn a TESOL certificate.


International Students must enroll in 9 semester units; please see advisor for more information.

Candidates may transfer up to 6 units of Graduate coursework with advisor approval.

International Requirement

At SOLES, all masters and doctoral students participate in an international experience designed to support the growth of cultural competency. Our goal is to inform best practices in working with culturally diverse populations locally, nationally and globally.  International experiences are approved by each student's faculty advisor and can be credit based or non-credit based activities.