M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Online)
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In the online TESOL program, full-time students can complete coursework for the 33-unit M.A. in TESOL degree in one-and-a-half years via online delivery from anywhere in the world. Students complete courses sequentially in a cohort model, which connects participants to a learning community with a rich diversity of experiences.
Students may begin TESOL studies in either Fall I (August/September) or Spring I (January).
The program is offered in a four-session format: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, and Spring II. Full-time students typically enroll in two courses per session and can complete the entire program in approximately six sessions (one-and-a-half years). Part-time students taking one course each term can complete the program in about three years.
Students must have a computer, reliable online access, and an email account. Prior to graduation, students must complete an online portfolio that displays selected student work and provides evidence that the student has met and reflected upon the TESOL program outcomes. Students start their portfolios in a course dedicated to creating a portfolio and then submit them for review. Three faculty members evaluate each portfolio at the end of the program and either suggest specific revisions or approve the portfolio.
Required Courses for the Online Master of Arts in TESOL
|TESL 501||Language Learning through Technology 1||3|
|or TESL 537||Critical Perspectives on Christianity and English Language Teaching|
|TESL 505||Second-language Acquisition||3|
|TESL 515||Teaching English Grammar||3|
|TESL 525||Teaching English Pronunciation||3|
|TESL 530||Intercultural Communication and Language Teaching 3||3|
|or TESL 535||Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching|
|TESL 545||Second-language Pedagogy I 2||3|
|TESL 550||Second-language Pedagogy II||3|
|TESL 557||Reflective Teaching 2||3|
|TESL 560||Language Program Design||3|
|TESL 570||Second-language Assessment||3|
|TESL 580||TESOL Portfolio||3|
Students may select between TESL 501 and TESL 537 to fulfill the elective requirement for the program.
Indicates courses required for the TEFL Certificate.
TESL 535 is not offered online. Students opting for TESL 535 must take this course on campus.