Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education
Offered By: College of Education
Earn Your Masters in TESOL
If you are a current teacher and earn your Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), you will be qualified to teach English to students from other countries and cultures. You can also advance into educational and TESOL leadership positions as 21st century school districts become more culturally diverse. Employment in English language literacy is expected to increase over the next decade.
In this MA in TESOL degree program, you are provided with various opportunities to apply concepts, theories and research, particularly in a TESOL practicum that guides you through observational and practice-based experiences. This practicum requires you to have access to a PK-12 school classroom with ESL students in order to complete your practicum course and program assignments. The regionally accredited online MA in TESOL online, offered through Grand Canyon University’s College of Education, is aligned with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and Standards of Recognition of Initial TESOL Programs in PK-12 ESL teacher education.
You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply for this program. In addition, it is essential to have access to a PK-12 classroom to complete the program assignments. In Arizona, graduates of the program may be eligible for ESL and/or BLE endorsement.
Explore Advanced ESL Studies
The Master of Arts in TESOL degree program helps you learn professional and ethical practices as seen through the lens of a Christian worldview. You learn a variety of subject areas in this TESOL degree program that can help increase your skills and confidence in the field of ESL.
What You Will Learn
Increase Your TESOL Confidence and Skills
Course topics in the MA in TESOL program include:
- Educational research
- Brain-based learning
- Foundations of instruction for English language learners (ELL)
- School, community and family culture
- Literacy in bilingual settings
- ELL and bilingual curriculum and methods of instruction
- ELL and bilingual assessment
- Methods of teaching and evaluating ELL's with special needs
Discover Career Options with a Masters in TESOL
This masters in TESOL program is geared toward individuals who are already licensed as teachers, as it does not lead to licensure. Upon graduation, you may be qualified to work as a leader in a school district's ESL and TESOL initiatives, which are constantly evolving in today’s ever-increasing school climate of diversity.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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Last updated October 23, 2017