Master - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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If you're seeking a values-based graduate program that not only prepares you to teach English to non-English speakers but teaches you about growing community programs, you might want to consider Notre Dame de Namur University's Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This online graduate program is described below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at Notre Dame de Namur University is a fully online degree program that is designed to help you gain a better understanding of TESOL instructional materials, approaches, and methods for educating students from a variety of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The coursework covers topics related to designing and implementing TESOL programs, assessing language development, and online instruction techniques. Additional course topics include computer technology for diverse learners, discourse analysis and pragmatics, and instruction methods for English language development. You'll also take two capstone courses where you can demonstrate how to research and analyze second-language assessments and have the opportunity to develop an online teaching portfolio.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in this online TESOL master's degree program, you may already have an education background and enjoy working with languages and helping others. International students may need to complete the IELTS or TOEFL to be considered for admissions.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours in order to graduate from the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. Those credit hours include 18 credits of core courses, as well as six credits in foundational courses, and six credits from capstone courses.

Courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Course NumberCourse Title
Foundational Courses
TSL 4410Digital Technologies for Inclusion in TESOL Instruction
TSL 4420Applied Linguistics and TESOL Pedagogy
Core Courses
TSL 4400TESOL Foundations in Theory and Methodology
TSL 4450TESOL Curriculum Design in the Classroom
TSL 4460Discourse Analysis Pragmatics
TSL 4470Digital Storytelling in TESOL Contexts
TSL 4490Structure of American English in Global Paradigms
TSL 4500Online Instruction and Advising in TESOL
Capstone Courses
TSL 4430Assessment, Testing, and Evaluation in TESOL
TSL 4480TESOL Portfolio Design

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this online MA-TESOL program, you could choose to pursue a career teaching English as an additional language or developing TESOL classroom and community programs. Some of the job options you may choose to pursue include:

  • ESL teacher
  • TESOL tutor
  • Educational consultant
  • Language program designer