Departamento de Estudios Graduados en Educación Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras

GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Application and admission requirements

All applicants seeking admission to the Department of Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Education to obtain a Master’s Degree in Education or for the Combined MAED/Ed.D. Program must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete an application for admission at the following internet address: http:// graduados.uprrp.edu/admisiones/ solicitud_admision.htm.
  2. Take one of the two admission tests administered by the Educational Testing Services (EXADEP or GRE).
  3. Maintain an academic grade point average of no less than 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 in undergraduate studies.
  4. Mastery of English and Spanish.
  5. Submit an official transcript of completion of a bachelor’s degree.
  6. Provide evidence of approval of at least eighteen credits in required English and Education undergraduate courses or their equivalents prior to admission to the Master’s or Combined Degree Program.*

Coordinator program TESL

Dr. Kevin Carroll        email: kevin.carroll@upr.edu          phone: 787-764-0000 ext. 89346

Philosophy, vision, mission, goals, objectives and graduate profile (click)

Coursework Requirements/ MAED-TESL

  1. Professional component  / ESL courses                                                                                                       16 credits
  2. Content area component  / Linguistics courses Literature courses                                                  9 credits
  3. Directed Electives  / Statistics Research, Evaluation and measurement in teaching                  6 credits
  4. Free electives                                                                                                                                                             3 credits
  5. Thesis research                                                                                                                                                         6 credits

Total                                                                                                                                                                                          40 credits

*Applies only for admission to the combined MAED/Ed.D. Program.

Requirements for graduation

To graduate with a Master’s Degree in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL), the student must:

  1. Pass a comprehensive test focused on all required coursework.
  2. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.
  3. Complete all requirements of the program within a six-year period.

Coursework Requirements/ Combined Master’s / Doctoral degree in curriculum and teaching in English as a second language (esl)

General professional component                                                                            18 credits
Foundations of Education / 6 credits
Planning, Evaluation, Research, and Statistics / 12 credits
Specialized Professional component                                                                      21  credits
Curriculum /  9 credits
ESL courses /  12 credits

Qualifying Exam                                                                                                             0 credits

Free electives                                                                                                                     6 credits

Courses in sub-specialization                                                                                     24 credits

Dissertation                                                                                                                       6 credits

Total                                                                                                                                   75 credits

Requirements for graduation

To graduate with a Doctor’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching in English as a Second Language (ESL), the student must:

  1. Take and pass qualifying and certifying exams.
  2. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.
  3. Complete all required coursework within an eight- year period.

Doctoral degree in curriculum and teaching in English as a second language (esl)

General requirements for admission

In addition to the general requirements for admission to Graduate Studies at the Río Piedras Campus, applicants to the doctoral program in Education must:

  1. Possess a Master’s Degree or its equivalent, including a thesis or other work of creative nature that demonstrates competence for further graduate studies.
  2. Have graduated from the Master’s Degree program with a minimum academic grade point average of 3.00 in a scale of 4.00.
  3. Be fluent in Spanish and English
  4. Complete and submit an application for admission to the doctoral program at the following internet address: http://graduados.uprrp.edu/ admisiones/solicitud_admision.htm.
  5. Submit to the Department of Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Education EXADEP or GRE scores.
  6. Submit two copies of official academic records from each university attended to the Department of Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Education.
  7. Attend a personal interview with the Admissions Committee.
  8. Submit two letters of recommendation from professors or persons who can attest to the applicant’s aptitude and potential for successful completion of the doctoral program.

The admission is based on a composite index obtained after weighing the results of all of the criteria submitted and considered by the Admissions Committee. 

Specific Requirements for admission

All applicants must complete the following specific requirements:

  1. Hold a Master’s Degree with a major in ESL or 12 credits in ESL or English.
  2. Approve at least 3 credits in the area of curriculum and 3 credits in research.

Coursework Requirements

General professional component                                                                 15 credits
Foundations of Education  / 6 credits
Planning, Evaluation, Research, and Statistics / 9 credits
Specialized Professional component                                                           15 credits
Core curriculum                                                                                                   6 credits
Electives under Guidance                                                                                9 credits
Free electives                                                                                                         3 credits
Courses in sub-specialization                                                                         12 credits
Dissertation                                                                                                            6 credit
Total                                                                                                                         51 credits

All forms and documents (excluding the Application for Admission) should be mailed or delivered to the following address:

Department of Graduate Studies College of Education
University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus
PO Box 23304
San Juan, PR 00931-3304

The Río Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico neither excludes from participa-tion, nor denies benefits to, nor discrimi nates against, any person for reason of age, race, sex, color, place of birth, social origin or condition, physical or psychological limi- tations, or political or religious belief.

 

 

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