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MASTER OF ARTS IN Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL)


The Mission of the Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language is to provide greater opportunities for teaching specialists to enter broader fields of service. This professional credential is designed to prepare English language instructors to assume teaching responsibilities in worldwide settings such as overseas public schools, post-secondary institutions, language schools, and corporate-based language programs.


Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a base of knowledge, both theoretical and practical, which will form the foundation for successful teaching;
2. Create a quality instructional program and apply principles learned in their studies;
3. Design and employ comprehensive language learning programs which may be delivered in varied venues.
Requirements for Admission to the Master of Arts in TESOL Degree Program:

Applicants to this program must possess a Bachelor‘s degree and demonstrate the ability of the English language. For non-native speakers of English, a Bachelor‘s degree and a TOEFL (or equivalent assessment) score of 550 and above or Institution English proficiency exam, and the ability to clearly articulate the English language, which will be determined in an oral interview, are required.


Required Courses 15 Credits Hours
TS 501 Linguistics [Description] 3
TS 502 Second Language Acquisition [Description] 3
TS 503 Methods of Teaching ESL [Description] 3
TS 506 Curriculum and Materials Design [Description] 3
TS 512 Practicum in ESL [Description] 3
Elective Courses 18 Credits Hours (Select 6 Courses)
TS 504 Language and Culture [Description] 3
TS 505 Assessment and Testing [Description] 3
TS 507 Program Management [Description] 3
TS 508 Teaching Grammar [Description] 3
TS 509 Teaching Reading and Writing [Description] 3
TS 510 Teaching Pronunciation [Description] 3
TS 511 Sociological Implications for Language Study [Description] 3
TS 513 Second Language Research Methodology [Description] 3
TS 514 Socio-cultural Theories in SLA [Description] 3
TS 515 Understanding American Language and Culture [Description] 3
Capstone Course 3 Credit Hours
CP 690 Capstone [Description] 3
Total 36
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