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Master of Arts in Education with TESOL Emphasis

Master of Arts in Education-TESOL emphasis is for those students who wish to specialize as teachers working with Second Language Learners. This program will enable students to obtain the specific strategies used to teach Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners currently used by effective TESOL/TESL/ESL teachers worldwide in both public and private schools and colleges.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • To create effective lessons that incorporate listening, speaking, reading and writing activities that will assist Second Language Learners who are enrolled in English as a Second Language classes at the elementary, high school and college level;
  • To develop appropriate assessment tools/tests/ to use with Second Language Learners;
  • To acquire the skills needed to become effective leaders and administrators of ESL programs in schools and colleges;
  • To learn how to research and analyze current trends in Second Language Learning and be able to successfully apply this information as an administrator in an ESL school setting;
  • To discuss and critique multiple research methods and research traditions;
  • To comprehend the basic principles of research design;
  • To formulate investigative research questions pertaining to concerns in first and second language acquisition and use;
  • To define, discuss and exemplify the key terms and concepts including the following internal and external reliability and validity, psychological constructs and construct operationalization, statistical inference and probability; variables and variability; central tendency; and frequency distributions;
  • To understand the basic statistical procedures and match these procedures with a range of experimental research designs;
  • To critique and discuss a range of data collection methods and procedures, including elicitation, introspection, questionnaires, diary studies, participant and non-participant observation, interviews, linguistic and discoursal analysis;
  • To suggest apt designs for a range of research issues, questions and concerns.
  • To align theoretical studies with practical application;
  • To gain work experience through practicum course and;
  • To place major emphasis on the cultural, political and ethical implications of teaching in an era of intense globalization.

Course Requirements

Foundation Courses (27 Credits)

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

Total Credits required for Master of Arts in Education-TESOL emphasis is 36. Please refer to the University Catalog University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.