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ESOL and Foreign Language Education

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Degree Requirements

MOST in ESOL and Foreign Language Education

AREA I: Core education requirements (required by the Florida DOE for initial teacher certification)

Course Course Title Credits
EDG 5208 Foundations of Teaching 3
EDP 5935 Advanced Topics of Educational Psychology 3
EDF 5431 Classroom Assessment 3
RED 5337 Literacy Across the Content Areas 3
TSL 5325 ESOL in the Content Area 3
  Total Credits 15


AREA II: Pedagogy Courses that are specific to the subject area

Course Course Title Credit
TSL 5005 Methods for Teaching Foreign and Second Languages 4
FLE 5954r or TSL 5940r Internship in Foreign or Second Language Teaching 6
  Total Credits 10


AREA III: Content Specific Courses (Select from A or B)

A. Foreign Languages Track

Course Course Title Credits
TSL 5250 Applied Linguistics 3
  Language, Literature and Culture Electives 9
  Total Credits 12




Course Course Title Credits
TSL 5250 Applied Linguistics 3
TSL 5142 Curriculum and Materials for Teaching Foreign and Second Languages 3
TSL 5471 Language Testing and Evaluation 3
TSL 5527 Cross Cultural Communication and Understanding for FL/SL Teachers 3
  Total Credits 12


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Program Contact

Rebecca Galeano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Foreign and Second Language Teaching


Laura Ballard, M.S.
Visiting Assistant Instructor
Foreign and Second Language Teaching



Laura Ballard is Visiting Assistant in Foreign & Second Language Teaching 

  • Ballard teaches courses in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) required by the State of Florida for future teachers, including Language Principles for Teachers and Teaching English Learners.  She has taught as a lecturer in the University of Miami’s Intensive English Program,Florida Atlantic University’s Intensive English Institute, Broward College Project RENEW and Arizona State University’s American Culture & English Program. She received her MS in Multilingual Multicultural Education from Florida State University in 2008. She has taught English abroad in Japan and Peru.

Rebecca Galeano, Assistant Professor of Multicultural/Multilingual Education

  • Galeano teaches courses in ESOL and Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies for the School of Teacher Education and serves as coordinator of the MOST programs in ESOL and Foreign Language Education. She also coordinates undergraduate ESOL programs.

Mari Haneda, Associate professor of Multilingual/Multicultural Education 

  • Prior to joining FSU in the summer of 2011, Dr. Haneda worked in the Foreign/Second Language Education Program at Ohio State University. She earned her graduate degrees from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto in Canada. Her research has focused on: the second language (L2) oral and literacy practices of school-aged English language learners and adult L2 learners; the relationships among language, literacy, gender, ethnicity and culture in the development of identity among language minority students; and the processes through which L2 students are socialized into academic discourse practices. Her publications have appeared in journals, including Applied Linguistics, Linguistics and Education, the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and TESOL Quarterly. She recently edited a special theme issue forLanguage and Education entitled “Learning over time: Empirical and theoretical issues in the investigation of classroom talk and interaction.” She has also served on the editorial boards of several academic journals, and regularly reviews articles for a range of applied linguistics, literacy, and teacher education journals. In her most recent research, she examined the day-to-day practices of elementary school ESL teachers across several different school districts in the greater Columbus area. 

Patrick Kennell, Director, Florida State Univeristy Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES)

  • Kennell holds a Ph.D. in Multicultural/ Multilingual Education from Florida State University and has over 20 years of experience teaching English, not only at CIES, but also in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Denmark.

Kelly Torres

  • Dr. Torres teaches courses in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Educational Psychology, and Classroom Assessment. Her research focuses on heritage language learners’ experiences of acquiring and maintaining their heritage language. She received a Ph.D. in Learning and Cognition and a MS in Foreign and Second Language Teaching from Florida State University in 2011. 

Jeanine Turner, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

  • Dr.Turner’s research focuses on learning and cognition in the classroom and she teaches both the applications of educational psychology and the classroom assessment courses.