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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • Foreign Language (PK-12) Education
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  • Secondary (6th-12th Grade) English Education
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  • Unified Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd grade)
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  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

TESOL Program Faculty Members

Hyesun Cho
Assistant Professor
785-864-9729
311 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Hyesun Cho, assistant professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2011.

Karen Jorgensen
Multi-Term Lecturer
785-864-4435
314 Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 314
Paul Markham
Associate Professor
785-864-9677
310 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Dr. Paul Markham is a professor in TESOL and joined the KU faculty in 1990. 

Lizette Peter
Associate Professor
313 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Lizette Peter, associate professor, joined the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at KU in the fall of 2005.

M'Balia Thomas
Assistant Professor
785-864-8373
308 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

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