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SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development offers four courses that prepare teachers to take the TExES English as a Second Language (ESL) supplemental certification exam. These courses may also be applied toward SMU’s 36-credit-hour Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a specialization in ESL. 


The four courses (12 credit hours) required for the ESL specialization are:

  • EDU 6312 Applied Linguistics
  • EDU 6317 Culture and Community in Education
  • EDU 6320 Language Teaching Research, Theory, and Practice
  • EDU 6390 Classroom Instruction and Assessment for Language Learners