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.
Students must complete all the required foundation courses. Each course is valued as 3 Credits.
MATESOL 601- Cross-Cultural Competency
MATESOL 602- Theory of Second Language Acquisition
MATESOL 603- Principles and Theory of Linguistics
MATESOL 604- Using Technology with Second Language Learners
MATESOL 605- Teaching, Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners
MATESOL 606- Teaching Listening and Speaking to Second Language Learners
MATESOL 607- Seminar in Research Methods
GRES 690 Master’s Thesis (must be taken at the last semester of the program, valued as 6 credits); thesis guidelines
Students must complete three courses from electives. Each course is valued as 3 Credits.
MATESOL 608- Seminar in TESOL Research and Pedagogy
MATESOL 609- Designing Instruction for Second Language Learners
MATESOL 610- Techniques in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
MATESOL 611- Introduction to Sociolinguistics
MATESOL 612- Teaching English to students in Grades K through 12
MATESOL 614- Teaching English to Adults