The Dept. of MHSE offers graduate programs in English Education, Foreign Language Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studios Education, Teaching English to Seakers of other Languages (TESOL) and Bilingual Education Students interested in obtaining a master's degree in other secondary-school certification areas should also consult information contained within this Bulletin under the relevant department(s) and meet with an adviser in the Department of Middle and High School Education. In addition, individual programs may require the fulfillment of undergraduate-level prerequisites. These prerequisites cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements in graduate programs and must be taken in addition to degree requirements. See individual program advisors for information and guidance. Middle and High School Education programs engage students in work that relates to their experiences as classroom teachers and expands their horizons to new opportunities in their schools and districts. The programs provide both theory and hands-on techniques for instruction and classroom management. An experiential, problem-solving approach to instruction combines time-honored methods with the latest technologies for building broad, transferable personal and occupational skills. Programs provide a background in theories of learning, the social and philosophical foundations of education, curriculum design, methods of teaching, and research techniques critical for all teachers.